Little Red Entry
January 4, 2008
Come in to this little red entry that I was commissioned to paint for a client. It reminds me of my days when I worked in “Thornbury’s Toy Store” and “Red” was the number one color for that new Schwinn Bicycle, or Little Red Wagon. The store does not exist anymore but I still see the monkey on the red bike which was the store mascot. Red makes me smile. Nothing like red lips or nails to make people stop and take note. I wonder if that is what Red Riding Hood was really after, a little attention sporting her red hood.
Historically speaking, red is also associated with royalty but to me it is one of the most playful in the palette. A dear friend only dressed her children in primary red, blue and yellow which to me sounded like a simple solution for entering into the world, confident, happy and ready for a good “Lego” play-date. Pink or soft blue pale by comparison.
Red certainly provides a rich stage for the owner’s framed canine collection. Nick, Knack, patty-whack, give a dog a bone and he’ll come rolling home into a little red entry. Oh, by the way – the owner is a little red ruby of a client. She came back for more art and is acquiring a “black” chest to put in place of the table and to go in her little red entry. I’ll be back with a post on, yes, you got it -“black!”