Just a quickie to mark what feels like the arrival of a summer that knocked on the door in March, only to wander off and get itself hopelessly lost before I had the chance to say hello:
Henley Regatta by Raoul Dufy (1933):
Not the greatest artist – perhaps more correctly termed a graphic designer/ illustrator? – his works never fail to lift my spirits: sketchily light-hearted and optimistic, full of vibrant colour and airiness, to me they’re summer’s mood.
So off with clouts and cares! A glass of something long and cold?
Throw open all the windows and let the laggard in at last…
Oh, and England to win.
(On penalties. 🙂 )