Sunday, July 05, 2009
Today was a beautiful day to go out for a short drive and take some photos. I was looking at all the blooms on trees, flowers and weeds. It was not too hot or humid, with gentle cloud cover to stop too much contrast.
Then I got the idea to collect a selection of colours just like on the TV show, "Color Confidential". Have you ever seen the lady who helps people select shades of pigment for their homes?
I chose a white Queen Anne's lace weed head, some bark from a coastal tree called the Arbutus for my orangy-brown, some English Ivy to represent my green, the dandelion is my brilliant yellow, and then purple was found in blackberries, hydrangea, and some sort of weed. Red was roses, and bing cherries.
I don't suppose I will plan to paint anything with the natural colours, but I liked the challenge of locating the various organic items.
Don't you think colour is a personal thing? That's why decorating will always be 'all over the map.'