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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