This section is devoted to notes or sketches that seemed particularly focused on the experience of the painter–be it notes from an exhibition she saw, reflections on a palette, or plans for a future painting.
There is an expression beyond
A sketch of the palette itself, perhaps done in the 60s during MacIver's time in France.
smoke of cigarettes, locomotives, chimneys, steamboats, etc; a series on mourners in various kinds of black, veils, gloves, with undertakers; still other subjects, such as dancers, their naken legs only, observed in action, or the hands of their hairdressers, and endless impressions, cafes at night with the "different values of the lamps reflected in the mirrors...." etc-etc.
Painting ideas-Sept 4 '71
To discover, explore, invite, to be surprised suddenly by magic at your feet, in the sky, what luck I ---, glints on a ---shelves, forget me knot, gas flames, smuggled earthenware, wine shadows that bloom like dark roses, "God lives amidst the pots and pans".
The palette: a bouquet on good days, ---itself, reflecting skylights, gardens, ------ ---- of steep paint. a range of white, snowcovered, to reach so far away in mines, you can hear it singing
Votive lights sea: ----- like lite coals, a tremendous comfort on winter nights, they offer the same solace--so smoky, fragrant a host of marries