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Colour in art … what does it mean? what am I drawn to?

Colour and tone are the essence of a painting .

Color is highly subjective, but has observable psychological effects, although these can differ from one culture to the next.. Here are a few examples of colour and the psychological effects often associated with it .

Red: powerful, vitality, ambition, associated with sexuality If too much red can make you feel irritable, impatient, and uncomfortable

Orange: joyous, releases emotions, stimulates the mind

Green: decreases stress, soothes emotions, provides balance

Blue: cool, calming, inspires mental control, clarity and creativity

Yellow: uplifting, intellectual expressive,

Black: protective, silence, passive, mourning in Western culture

White: purity, protection, reflective ,too much can be cold and isolating , mourning in some Eastern cultures

Brown: stability, alleviates insecurity

Pink: emotionally soothing, calming, warmth, associated with unselfish love

Indigo Violet, Purple: artistic, musical imaginative, calming, balance of the mind, sensitivity

A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.

-Paul Cezzane

Ask yourself , what colours capture you? What colours do you surround yourself with?

the colour red

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