Violet mountains and violet petals

Violet mountains and violet petals

I thought I was going to have a hard time wtih violet. It is a color I love, but I don’t use it much when I paint. It is difficult to mix if using gouache, as I most probably will end up with a pretty gray rather than the intense violet I was thinking about. Therefore...
The Spirit of Indigo

The Spirit of Indigo

I can tell you first hand what indigo looks like, it is the color of the bruise that appeared on my right hip after Tara my filly kicked out at the gelding Mortimer and got me instead. That is what indigo looks like. I have never seen a horse express so much remorse,...
Into the Blue

Into the Blue

My favorite blue happens to be Ultramarine.  It was years before I discovered that this color had been mined in Afghanistan and taken to Europe in the fourteenth and fifteenth century, and that it was Lapis Lazuli that had been ground down into a powder to get that...
Green is the color of my heart

Green is the color of my heart

Why do I write that? Immersed in, or surrounded by green, I have always found this colour extremely difficult to use. There are so many greens. A painter friend once wrote me a note on how to mix the different greens, I have found her words very useful. Although more...

Yellow is the colour of the sky

Before I begin to write about the colour yellow, I think I should say something about the new privacy rules in Europe. We abide by them. The only data collected will be on those who wish to order a painting printed on paper or canvas, and for that you will have to use...

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