Primary Colors Calling!
Some days the primary colors just keep calling. Use me! Use Me! Especially in the interesting times that are today.
So too, does the simple shapes in former paintings keep inspiring — It’s why I keep repeating myself.
Chalk it up to old age — seasoned citizenship — but bright colors and simple designs are . . . comforting.
And clarifying . . .
“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way—things I had no words for.”Georgia O’Keeffe
And doable . . . too much mixing even with acrylics can produce MUD. (Just like watercolors!)
So I put away Payne’s Gray for the day.
Avoiding [the color] GREY
For there is so much all around us!
As I really believe that the colour we use least in our metaphors is grey. In our political metaphors, we talk about the ‘greens’, we talk about the ‘brown shirts’, we talk about the ‘blacks’, the ‘reds’, we rarely talk about grey, except perhaps, when referring to old people.
Yet grey in my opinion is *the* politically realistic colour of this century. [the 20th-21st]
All really major problems that we have to face are grey problems, none of their solutions are black and white solutions, they are all grey.
We do not want to listen to grey questions. We do not want to hear grey answers.* Carl Djerassi
Maybe the past several gray days of a rainy respite amplified the primary colors’ call — Or, maybe all the hard news and heartaches that assault 24/7 inspired me to go back to bright and go simple.
I need BRIGHT:
The imagination is a palette of bright colors. You can use it to touch up memories — or you can use it to paint dreams. Robert Brault
So, on a grey rainy Saturday I found my crimson, yellow and ultramarine, and sketched an imaginary composition inspired by Matisse.
It helped some grandkids joined and painted pink flamingos!
And Simple Designs
An open window, a table and rug plus a cat or two are simple inspirational shapes I’ve been able to adapt.
These days, simple is better. (The background music in my brain as June comes to an end is K.I.S.S.!)
This not a season of imitating Jackson Pollack — Although I did buy some bigger canvases . . . Not sure I could afford that much paint though. Life can sure feel like one of his HUGE canvases!
Primary Colors are still Calling
I am just grateful I had time and space to answer . . . Now, with those bigger canvases — Who knows what’s next. Which of course means I will need more paint.
Maybe I need to go back to OWLS?
Or another selfie? Matisse did several!
A Redo of moi? Not ideal for a larger canvas.
My skin is kind of sort of brownish
Pinkish yellowish white.
My eyes are greyish blueish green,
But I’m told they look orange in the night.
My hair is reddish blondish brown,
But it’s silver when it’s wet.
And all the colors I am inside
Have not been invented yet.
~Shel Silverstein, “Colors“
Anyway– thanks for reading; hope today is a good day for you dear reader.