Colours bring me joy, they allow and support my self-expression, and they are my inspiration.
Dioxazine purple brings a harmony, balance and playfulness.
Phthalo blue imparts serenity and beauty.
Diarylide yellow join in boldly, with a happy face.
Payne’s gray acknowledges my sadness and insecurities.
Quidnacridone magenta unifies and adds a spark of excitement.
Nickel azo yellow is the quiet one, making friends with most others.
Pyrrole red is the bold statement, “Look at me!”
White and black are the extremes, the binary, the contrast.
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I love the colours I have on today, and how they all match! I used to be hard on myself for painting with so much colour; I even had that gremlin voice come back a bit today to tell me that I use too much. But mostly, I am pretty accepting that that’s who I am, that’s what I love, that is how I will paint! This is a truth in my life: Colour brings me joy.
Ask me what my favourite colour is and I really, truly, can’t pick one. The beauty of colour, for me, is seeing them all together, in so many different combinations. How could I live with just one? I used to say green, because, well, it’s pretty awesome, and someone pointed out to me how it “goes” with everything, especially in nature. Have you ever looked at a flower and thought that the green leaves clashed with the colour of the petals? I didn’t think so. But anyway, today I realized that there is one colour I can’t live without.
Yellow is my constant companion in almost everything I paint. It’s cheery, and while I will never wear it next to my face, I am thankful for it blending so well with so many colours. Cadmium is my favourite, but lemon yellow certainly has its place, too.
Thank you, yellow!
The circles are for some pins I am designing. The little painting on the right for some mail art. And the canvas is the result of using up leftover paint and just slapping it on. I love it.
I’ve got more stripes happening, too!