Friday, November 14, 2014

Emotion of Color


NPR Radio has featured a daily segment on “Color” all this week. It has been fascinating! Color is more than just science, or how an object creates sensations in the eye from the way the object reflects or emits light. Color theory is an incredible journey of science, learning, perception and emotion. Do colors look the same to everyone? This is a difficult question, as the human eye sees around 10,000,000 variants of color. Come along on a journey with me as I create names for the colors I see based on my emotional paint chips.
I will call this image, “Monet Golden Azure.”


“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say another way – things I had no words for.”
Georgia O’Keefe


“Bali Grass”


The image is a new decorative fabric from Wesco Fabrics called Curacao, color Tropical. When I see it my emotions take over and shouts…”Chateau Salsa.”


“Evening Slate.”


“Spice Market”


“Burnished Buddha Gold”


“Blue wash”


“Forbidden City Red”


“Lily Pond”



“Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul.”
Wassily Kandinsky


This collage of new Wesco Fabrics’ could easily be called “Moroccan Tiles.”


“Morning Moss”




“Saturated Sea”

I love the quote from Pablo Picasso, “There are painters who transform the sun into a yellow spot, but there are others who…transform a yellow spot into the sun.”
May all your journeys be transformative and very colorful!

***See  for the most amazing…and colorful fabrics!

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