Saturday, 25 June 2011

Another painting that I loved yesterday, because it's so very Cookham -a glorious tumble of wisteria, but also golden privet contained by a wire fence, the red brick villas and chimneys and those rainclouds. You can tell that Spencer was the son and grandson of builders. His wisteria seems to be grappling with the grey render of the walls ... and winning the battle. And he takes as much trouble over pointing and brickwork as flowers.


SmitoniusAndSonata said...

There is a Wisteria Cottage in Cookham . I know because I lived there for a while in the '60s and , at first , not having a clue about gardens , thought people were talking about Hysteria Cottage .

mary said...

What a lovely place to live ... you just missed him trundling around the village with his pram.
Didn't he have a studio in that cottage at one stage?

mary said...

In fact, I've just found this... how did we ever live without Google!