By today’s title I am sure you know what is coming. I plan to use only one colour a day for the next 6 days and see what kind of interesting images I can develop. I am open to your recommendations of colour choice for each day..as long as you give me a “heads up”. Today I chose purple. The colour purple signifies royalty, nobility, mystery, and spirituality, as well as cruelty, arrogance and mourning. It is also signifies transformation. Aside from all of those things, I just love purple. Things that are purple include: purple Gerber daisy, purple pansy, grape hyacinth , lilac, eggplant, crocus, purple paint, purple marker, purple crayon, grapes, purple cabbage and sometimes those blue potatoes look purple to me! This is, of course, not an exhaustive list.
Lessons learned today with purple: it can be difficult to tell the difference between blue-violet, violet, and purple when they are layered. painter’s tape is best laid down once the paint is completely dry and it is really hard to get off once you’ve used a hair dryer to speed up the process. Perhaps I should be doing yoga poses between layers. It was interesting to paint using just one colour, especially with no particular goal in mind other than to demonstrate purple! As I looked through my work over the last year or so I discovered lots and lots of purple. Here is a sample:
Copyright 2012 Lorelei Walsh Park
Enjoy, start thinking about colour and keep making art!