THINK ORANGE

THINK ORANGE

The whole thing – lit up – first in one place – then in another with flashes of lightning … I sat on the fence for a long time – just looking at the lightning. Georgia O’Keeffe   Powerful impressions often arise from nature and as Georgia O’Keeffe describes in...

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Think Aquamarine & Turquoise

Think Aquamarine & Turquoise

Roll on, deep and dark blue ocean, roll. Lord Byron The blue color of the ocean (despite the clear color of pure water) and the blue color of the sky, are the results of white light from the sun entering both the ocean and the sky. The ocean appears to be blue because...

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Think Yellow

Think Yellow

Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun. Pablo Picasso   I have an affinity for yellow and I relish using its varying shades from light to bright to metallic in my paintings. For me, yellow is a cheerful...

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Think Purple

Think Purple

  The Purple Cow I NEVER saw a Purple Cow; I never hope to See One; But I can Tell you, Anyhow, I’d rather See than Be One. Gelett Burgess (1866 – 1951) If I decide to paint a purple cow, or a purple hippo or elephant, I might hesitate for just a few moments to...

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THINK RED

THINK RED

Say “red”… and there are fifty people listening, it can be expected that there will be fifty reds in their minds, And one can be sure that all these reds will be different. Josef Albers   Red is a primary color. If you combine it with yellow, you get orange, with...

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THINK GOLD

THINK GOLD

I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils… William Wordsworth I like to use gold paint in some of my paintings to add shimmering highlights. These iridescent, metallic shades can...

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