[Farmhouse with Dark Shape in Front of House]
Red roofed building. Dark shape in front of house. Vegetation and structures suggested to left and right of house. Reddish rectangular shape from right margin to centre. Tilted pale rectangle to right of house.
LL black brush point F Scales
LL green brush point Scales
Dated in reference to Country Cottage, Bry-sur-Marne [BC034], c.1958-1959. Original owner of this painting is Scales’s great nephew, Piers Westacott.
Christiane Devèze, Boris Kalachnikoff’s wife, in conversations with Marc Bonamie, Paris, France, 2016, “Flora loved to paint outdoors - nature, landscapes - in sunlight. She often drew and painted animals, especially our dogs and cats, and was very happy painting the plum trees in full bloom in our garden at Bry-Sur-Marne. Boris would often walk with her into the countryside to paint the farmland and houses in earlier days. We would sometimes go together to his parents' country house in Genevieve St Bois, to Provence where my parents lived, or to Bleymard in the Lozère District where my family has a holiday house. We all drew and painted happily, side by side, discussing our work all the time, but keeping our own different styles during these painting holidays.” – ‘Christiane Devezes: Conversations and Letters II’, Flora Scales, The Suter Te Aratoi o Whakatū, Nelson, New Zealand, 2018