Essence of Place

This time, I’m simplifying and adapting colour for the impression of feeling and essence of place…of course, knowing when to stop is another issue for another post.

Blue evokes the expansive, awakening nature for me and at its palest (my favourite) I find my calm. Orange dances lively across the page, transformational autumn with a hint of fire (in the soul) red. Pale yellow lifts my mood but too much is not for me…Our choice of palette (artist or not) is as unique as our taste in food…

‘Colours on the painter’s palette evoke a double effect: a purely physical effect on the eye which is charmed by the beauty of colours, similar to the joyful impression when we eat a delicacy. This effect can be much deeper, however, causing a vibration of the soul or an “inner resonance”—a spiritual effect in which the colour touches the soul itself.’  

From Kandinsky, Du spirituel dans l’art, éd. Denoël, 1989, pp. 105-107

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