Y is for Yellow: A-to-Z Challenge

Gee, can’t I just use the yellow from yesterday’s post?
No? Okay, timed stream of consciousness writing begins . . .

When I was twelve my favorite color was pure lemon yellow.  I was a tanned beach girl so I could wear that shade of yellow (now, not so much) and I wanted everything in yellow.  Bikinis, t-shirts, sweaters.  I wanted to paint my room yellow.  Then I read in some psychology article that yellow was about courage, and that it is one of those colors children like.  This bothered me, I don’t know why, but I began to see yellow in a different light.  Did I need courage, and was that why I liked yellow?  Was it because I was considered a child?  (I had kissed boys!)  Was it that I was predictable, as it said that frequently preteens liked the color best.  I soon switched, to hot, passionate red, maybe because I wanted to be grown up, or maybe because I fell in love shortly thereafter.   Clear red and turquoise were my favorite colors for years, and also the colors I chose to use together for my business as an architectural designer.  I love all the colors, but really, blues have never been my favorites except that one shade of turquoise.  Oh, and the phthalos and prussian.  Forget it, I’m a color whore.  Now my favorite colors are quinacridone gold, which you know all about, and hematite, which I adore, such an amazing grey-brown-red, and certain greens (tending toward yellow and brown, not blue) and clear oranges.  I just found out that the “new” gamboge is really a quinicridone in most instances.  I know that I am a color junky.  I wish I could say my palette is complete, but frankly, I am yearning for most of the rest of Daniel Smith’s Primatek watercolors.  I better get painting and find a way to pay for all these paints!  My color palette, below.

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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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5 Responses to Y is for Yellow: A-to-Z Challenge

  1. Sammy D. says:

    I love it when I open my Reader and one of your paintings flashes into view.


  2. susanissima says:

    “Forget it, I’m a color whore.” Love this line! Your palette is a bouquet of earthiness and blood. Really nice.


  3. Yellow has always been my daughters favorite color.


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