Wednesday, February 17, 2010

if i were a painter...

several months ago i was reading etc. by Sibella Court & i was struck by the beauty of the names of the paint in her palettes. i couldnt help but to come up with 4 lists of names i would use if i were developing paints...

although too weary to get out the paints & mix precisely what i had envisaged, i used some fabric & string & a few photos i had on hand to give you somewhat of an idea...

it also struck me that what colour i might imagine for a name such as "bottled smiles" might be different from what you might imagine it as...if when you read a name you feel like a particular colour should match it?

{moonshine, opal(shimmering cream), custard, blushing nectar, petal, baby rose, sweet pea, morning dew, frangipani glow, tinted clamshell}

{glazed meringue, refined silk, heavenly ardour, distant seashore, bursting love, vivid December, flocked cerise, quiet happiness, delicate tidings}

{floral bounty, seabed, lichen(a raspberry colour), saffron, vintage awnings, indigo horizons, irish decadence, lucky stars, velvet armoirs, bottled smiles}

{cinnamon, oak, nutmeg, ancient pewter, frosted silver, pecan surprise, limewash, oxygen(stark white), black apparel}

today is a palette of inspiration & the colour of a smile...

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  1. Beautiful palettes of inspiration with fun names to tickle the fancy.

  2. I won? Wow, I'm so happy! <3 Can't wait to get the book ^^ Thank you sooo much!

  3. i would swirl your paints, and create the most soulful art.

  4. What a beautiful idea! I've often tought how fun it would be to assign names for various colors. Love your choices and colors.
    I also scrolled down through your previous posts. You have a wonderful blog. I've added myself as a new follower. Thanks for the visit. Because of it I've now found you! See you again soon.....

  5. What a wonderful post. I am an artist and have never thought of naming the colors I mix. Perhaps I will from now on.