Red, yellow and blue

And God said: ‘ Let the earth bring forth grass, the herbs making seeds, and the fruit tree producing fruit, no different from itself, with its own seed in itself and it was so. And the earth did what it was told with grass, herbs and fruit trees. God saw this that it was good. And the evening and the morning were day number three.

Genesis 1: 11 -13 ( some of Sandy’s words)
The colours from the garden.
Red Camelia and yellow daffidols with their own green leaves.
All in a navy blue vase.

Red, yellow and blue are the three primary colours. They are what they are because they cannot be made with a mixture of other pigments.

While looking at Cezanne’s paintings of vases of flowers and reading about him I noticed that he learned the impressionist style in the early 1870’s by copying a work of Pissarro ‘s when they were painting together in Louveciennes. Pissarro (1830-1903) was Danish and French as well as Jewish-Portuguese. He was the only artist to have shown his work at all eight Paris impressionist exhibitions, from 1874 – 1886. He acted as a father figure to not only the Impressionists but to all four of the major Post- Impressionists, Cezanne, Seurat, Gauguin, and van Gogh.

Here are a few things Pissaro said:

Don’t be afraid of nature: one must be bold, at the risk of having been deceived and making mistakes.

I began to understand my sensations, to know what I wanted, at around the age of forty- but only vaguely.

At fifty, that is in 1880, I formulated the idea of unity, without being able to render it. At sixty, I am beginning to see the possibility of rendering it.

I sometimes have a horrible fear of finding a monster in place of the precious jewels I thought I had put there.

I regard it as a waste of time to think only of selling: one forgets one’s art and exaggerates one’s value. ( During his lifetime, Camille Pissarro sold few of his paintings. By 2005 , some of his works were selling in the range of £2 to 4 million .)

Camille Pissarro.
Here is how I saw my arrangement. What counts is that I enjoyed expressing how I felt while looking at the perfection of nature.

Below is a view of some of Camille Pissarro’s paintings with a little about his life just press on the underlined section.

Camille Pissarro – The life of an artist.

The Camellia shrub as it is on this grey cold day with an icy wind.

The human mind has no power of inventing a new value than of planting a new sun in the sky or a new primary colour in the spectrum.

C. S.Lewis

Thank you for looking at my post. I hope your day is/ was/ will be pleasant.

Sandy 🙂

8 thoughts on “Red, yellow and blue

  1. Gorgeous arrangement – those colours!! And Pissaro – I feel the same. I sort of wish I’d been sixty in the head when I was sixteen😆


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