'Black' Pool–The Bath Priory Hotel
Pastel on paper
In the gardens of the Bath Priory Hotel there is a formal pond enclosed in a walled terrace. The first time I saw it–its deep black reflecting sky and tulips–I thought about painting. I began to think of Matisse, and spaces both interior and exterior. I began to think of colour and the picture plane…I got excited and then a little overwhelmed.
Matisse: Goldfish and Palette