Colour is such an interesting topic to discuss. Everyone has different associations and interpretations with it. I think that everyone has their own particular colour palette, a grouping of colours that they are drawn to and frequently use, whether it be when making artwork or buying new clothing and household items.
I have a friend who used to ask me about colours that I liked. He would ask me what my favorite colour was so far that day. I would think back at the things that I had seen and there was always something that stood out, it was quite an interesting exercise in terms of paying attention to the colours around me. I began looking at all colours to think about why I was drawn to certain ones. It was really enjoyable to scan back through my day in terms of colours when he would ask…‘so Jo, how about today? what was your favorite colour?’.
My friend moved away and the colour conversations dwindled, now that I’m thinking about it though I should continue that practice of daily colour observation and record the colours that I see. It is always good practice for an artist to do a daily art exercise, nothing grand or ornate, but a small drawing or a colour study keeps the mind thinking and looking. Especially when you may not be working on a piece of artwork. When you are looking and observing I find you end up seeing more, therefore you have more places to draw ideas from.
Colours are not constant they are always changing, because the light is always changing, with the time of day and by where you might be in the world. I hope you have enjoyed my musings on colour. I will finish this series by posting a few photos of colours that I like. Thanks for following my posts on Deanne’s blog!