Tuesday, 27 September 2011

I Would Like To Thank Willie And Merle , Emmylou And Dolly ...

Sonata:

Without Willie Nelson , Merle Haggard , Emmylou Harris and dear Dolly




this would not have been possible .They kept me company all weekend as I painted the hall ... endlessly .

Thanks are due , too , to the very nice young man in the DIY megastore who mixed the exact shade of red* I'd had in mind and restrained me from buying far too much , reassuring me that he could mix more , if needed , in a jiffy . And forebore to point out that , next time , it might be an idea to measure the room I intend to paint .

And last , but not least , to my oven which supplied a constant stream of baked potatoes to keep body and soul together . ( It's astonishing what you can fill a baked potato with , when you're famished . I didn't realise , either , exactly how much chili I'd stored in the freezer .)

*This Rie Cramer postcard




De Familie van Muizesteijn ( 1931) , helped in the choice of colour . I'd love to find a frameable print of it .

The eagle-eyed among you will have noticed that the finish of the paintwork leaves a little to be desired . Actually , I think it's just the successive coats of paint , however applied , that keep this house standing . The wall shown has more filler than plasterwork , by now .

Oh , and if you're not at least on nodding acquaintance with Willie and Co. , you must see Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan singing Pancho and Lefty . It's on YouTube and is definitely extraordinary .... whether you'll like it or not , remains to be seen . But might make you giggle as much as I did .... or was it just the paint fumes ?.

12 comments:

Martha said...

Oh, wow...I love that color!!
And the print!! That is so CUTE!! Off to ebay to do a search!!

I hope the paint fumes are out of your system by now...

Von said...

Love the colour, love the music, love baked potatoes.All good!!!!

Susan said...

& a gorgeous bold colour it 'tis.
I love red on a wall. xo les Gang

Mrs Smith said...

Gorgeous! Nothing better than a splash of glorious colour.

Rattling On said...

That will wake you up every morning! My daughter packed a bit of Dolly for Uni, she's a big fan and plans to go to Dollywood one day.

June said...

I have always wanted a red room and I love yours. A hall seems perfect for such a vibrant color.

Planet Penny said...

That is a seriously jolly colour! I can't listen to Phil Collins without repainting our sittingroom (long since remodelled) a strong Indian red in my head. Wily, Merle, Emmylou and Dolly will never be the same to you again1

Marcheline said...

Gorgeous color! Looks more orange to me than red, but as all computer monitors are different, color is relative, I know. I'm as much in love with oranges as reds, so it's all a delight to me in any case. I see no problems with the finish, and in my opinion houses that are all smooth and perfect are a little scary. It's the rough spots that give a place character - kind of like people! 8-)

Friko said...

That is a fantastic shade of red. It's glorious.

But how did you eat a constant stream of baked potatoes while painting? Are you ambidextrous?

rachel said...

Brave! And rather gorgeous too. I painted a wall a very safe neutral shade, slowly, contemplatively, with Neil Young's 'Harvest' playing, and Rich Tea biscuits to hand. Pleasant enough, but didn't quite achieve the dramatic effect of your walls though!

Liz said...

What a gorgeous hallway and I can't see any flaws in the paintwork. (but then I can't see any hairs on my chin either ...)

mrsnesbitt said...

radi 4 is good for chores like this. Afternoon play especially!