[Flowers in a Green Vase]
Still life. Flowers in a green vase against dark lower half of canvas. Loosely painted coloured shapes occupy the upper canvas. Vertical mark left of centre on vase.
LR thick blue paint Scales
LL scratched into paint 19
LL blue brush point 19?? (last 2 digits obscured by overpainting)
Dated in reference to Mixed Flowers [BC052] and Flowers: St Ives [BC053].
Flora Scales added the vertical mark to the vase and the brown below the vase in 1978. At the same time the central yellow flower was worked on and the signature and date were added. The artist remarked while doing this that she had “always wanted to finish this painting.”
Flora Scales, The Suter Te Aratoi o Whakatū, Nelson, 2018, back cover (colour)