JAMES KELSO

 

RED SPOTTY - THE GRANDCHILDREN’S CUT 2

It is my habit - some say my affectation - when painting, to tuck a red spotted handkerchief in my waistband to use as a rag to wipe brushes on. Painting days have come to be known as red spotty days. I’ve been through a lot of red spotties down the years and never really looked at them. Then one day, one was on the worktop catching the sunlight, almost posing. It became Self-Portrait V1 and, as a result, I now often include a red spotty in my paintings. I well remember one year sending a brace of grandchildren on an excited, squealing red spotty hunt through the galleries of the RA Summer Exhibition at Burlington House. Click on the video to see what they’ve made of the idea.  

Home_Second.html