- Patrick Heron
- Scarlet in Vermilion with Greens : December 1962
- signed, titled and inscribed on the reverse
- oil on canvas
- 76 by 101.5cm.; 30 by 40in.
Edinburgh, Hume Tower, Paintings by Patrick Heron and Bryn Wynter, 30th August - 11th September 1965. cat. no.7, illustrated;
Richard Demarco Inaugural Exhibition, (exh. cat.), August 1966, illustrated p.24.
'The only rule I follow while painting is this: I always allow my hand to surprise me (the line of all the frontiers in my recent paintings are drawn-in in a matter of a few seconds): also, I always follow impulse – for instance in the choice of colours; deliberation is fruitless. But this does not mean that every act connected with the painting of the picture is not deliberate: it is' (Patrick Heron, ‘Colour in my Painting: 1969’, Studio International, December 1969, cited in Vivien Knight, ‘Patrick Heron’, John Taylor in association with Lund Humphries, London, 1988, p.34).