Friday, January 22, 2010

NO ORANGE





I belong to a collaborative color journal group and it has proven to be a very fun and challenging project. Until ORANGE arrived, that is. I do not appreciate the color orange. That is not to say that I don't see the beauty in a clementine or satsuma orange, or that the wondrous streaks of orange that can light the sky at sunset don't amaze and delight me. But for a color to work with in my art projects, nope, don't like it. It grates. It's too bright. It's too 70s for my taste (a decade that should live in infamy for its clothes, hairstyles, design and especially, music!). Orange just doesn't get my creative 'juices' flowing (pardon the pun).



The other members in our collaboration all seem to be happy, or at least okay, with orange. I am really looking forward to see how the others handled this poor cousin to sunshine yellow and fire engine red.



I finally found a photo I took in the Caribbean last year that was orange. REALLY orange. I use that for the foundation to my page. It turned out okay. I mean, I loved the image, and I used orange, and I turned it in on time and like that there. But, it is still ORANGE. Ugh.



Do you, Dear Reader, have a color that you abhor? Does some bit of the rainbow grate upon you, like fingers scraping down a blackboard, and make you crazy? Or is it just me?

It's probably just me....

4 comments:

Meri said...

I generally stay away from yellow, though I did paint the kitchen and family room a mellow shade of yellow so I could think sunshine even on gray January days.

Michele said...

Hey there - what classes are you taking at Artfest? Oh - and I'm not a big fan of teal...

diane said...

I love the image that you worked with. That is where orange belongs...in the sky. Although I love to see greens in nature, I can't stand to wear green.

Tiffany said...

this post just cracked me up! I love to see you so passionately abored by something! I too am not a huge fan of orange and it is my sons favorite color! I only like orange in small amounts only enough to strengthen colors next to it that i want to see brought to life.