The colors of my world . . .eclectic, varied. Landscape of NE Florida has so many GREENS! Love the new spring green in March, the deep purples and roses of sunrise and sunset. I found myself this year planting flowers of dark purple (salvia) peach/pink (petunias) white (bacopa and pentas) and then my favorite yellow African daisies and various colors of portaluca. I so love flowers. My father would plant tulips in New Mexico (brilliant RED tulips). I loved them. When I moved to Florida I discovered my love for color and flowers.
Color and light is what I am drawn to. Our home has the shades and curtains open WIDE. I love light. I need to see the sunlight. I need to feel the warmth of the sun as it rises on the front porch. The days when it is cloudy and the barometric pressure drops bother me immensely. I will light candles and play music to offset the unsettling of the darknesss and drop in barometric pressure.
I delight in color everywhere, my coffee cup, the birds in the backyard, the brilliant orange of the finch inside, the flowers I find on my walks, even my tennis shoes. Color is my constant. (And yet, I wear an awful lot of black!)
When I get a new art product, my first inclination is to create a color wheel or a color swatch of the colors from that product. Have you made a color wheel? Check out my color triangles that I’ve used with Golden paints!