Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Learning to Love Purple

Lemonade Stand
8x8 oil on panel
Inspiration No. 1 was an artistic pearl I've been thinking about: as colors get farther away, they acquire their complements. Inspiration No. 2 was Pantone's 2009 Color of the Year: Mimosa (#14-0848).
Number 2 requires I use the color purple to comply with Number 1. No surprise to those who know me, I've never liked purple and have gone to great lengths to avoid it. I will not have it in my house, I will not have it on my spouse. Why? No clue.
However, I know I can't deny the critical role purple plays on the color wheel. So I'm trying. Begrudgingly, I think it did help give these lemons depth.

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