Inspired by Hockney

by Christine Breen

Purple Parrot Tulip by CBWilliams

April is the favoured month around the cottage Iris lives in, not only because Spring is in the air, but colour too is emerging as the grey veil of winter is drawn aside.

A purple, parrot tulip stands in an ancient Irish medicine bottle found intact in a stone wall around Iris’s cottage.  It poses on the lid of an old black Aga.

Everything in Iris’s life needs colour – whether it be the blue bottle she keeps for flowers in the kitchen, or the glazed tiles from Provence above the stove.

Pierre Bonnard wrote: “Colour does not add a pleasant quality to design – it reinforces it.”  Iris feels this about her life.

This drawing, inspired by David Hockney‘s iPad drawings, celebrates the triad of Spring and colour and life.

Note: Drawing App used is ‘Inspire Pro’.