Orange you glad I didn’t say banana?


Same wall, different light. I took these photos in my apartment at different times of day. The orange looks completely different in each photo. People’s skin tones are also affected by the combination of natural light with the wall color. I’m trying to be more aware of this in my paintings.

Fun info about orange from Wikipedia:

[Orange] can be associated with: energy, balance, heat, fire, enthusiasm, flamboyance, playfulness, aggression, arrogance, gaudiness, danger, enthusiasm, desire. [According to] chromatherapists, orange stands for the kindheartedness and warmheartedness of an individual. Astonishing results are ascribed to the use of the color orange to treat mental illness, depressions, discontent, and pessimism. Orange could be applied for the treatment of loss of appetite, anemia, anorexia, and digestive system discomforts. A person with an excess of orange could express confusion, tiredness, and pessimism.

Uh-oh, I live with a lot of orange … I’m really tired and hungry, got to go.

2 Responses to Orange you glad I didn’t say banana?

  1. Laissezfaire August 25, 2007 at 1:02 pm #

    whoops…think I am in the excess orange category too. =) Love your paintings, esp cake bride! Think you got a very interesting design process too. Like it a lot!

  2. admin August 26, 2007 at 3:52 pm #

    Thank you!! That “Cake Bride” painting was just blogged about on Creature Comforts!

    I do love orange.

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