Red. There are so many shades of red available to our colour wandering eyes, from salmon to raspberry to scarlet to maroon. My daughter had a children’s video about colours when she was very little. I believe it was one of the Baby Einstein’s series and it had this great voice over that said ” when I wake up feeling red, I throw on a cape and rush out the door”. It was said with much vigor and intensity and also with such passion that it made us want to dance around with a red cape/blanket or even sometimes Christmas dinner napkins around our necks. That was so much fun and it was such a gift to me today to recall that wonderful red memory, one that may have been lost forever had I not awakened feeling red today! If you’ve ‘red’ (so punny, I couldn’t resist) this paragraph up to this point you are already sensing the symbolism in the colour red. My son also joined in on the red excitement in the house today so I am posting his red artwork as well tonight.
Red things also surround us in a variety of places. Instead of listing them, I thought a visual review of the red things in my own home would be fun. I was amazed at how many red things there actually were in my house.
Today’s watercolour journal page lists some additional symbolism associated with the colour red. I have also posted a number of red details found in other artworks that I’ve completed over the last year or so. Enjoy, I hope you wake up feeling red too and keep making art.
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