This month, I have focused on the colours of blue, orange and yellow. These are colours that I associate with summer. In the back of my mind, I kept asking the question, “Why? Why do these colours remind me of summer?” I went searching and found that blue is the most liked colour. Orange is either loved or loathed. Yellow is the first colour our eyes see. Blue and orange/yellow are complementary colours. They are opposite colours on the wheel and create the strongest contrast when placed next to each other. These facts didn’t really answer my question. I kept looking and found that Van Gogh used these colours in his painting “Café Terrace on the Place du Forum, Arles, 1888”. They also played a big part in his sunflower series.
However, it wasn’t until we went to the beach at sunrise that my question was answered. As the sun rose over the ocean, the three colours that jumped out at me were blue, yellow and orange. This was natures canvas, and I watched these colours dance before me. Blue! The colour of the sky, and the water. Yellow! The colour of the sand and the sun. Orange! The colour of sun, and the haze in the sky. The colours of my summer.
These colours have popped into my vision all month. I am a little sad, and a little scared to move on. But move on I must. For the month of February, I am capturing the colours red, pink and white….the colours of love.
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