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The Whole Rainbow

Rainbow Art - Debra Wenlock

In an attempt to stay warm this winter, in an inadequately insulated Edwardian house, I have been layering up undergarments, clothes and scarves – to a colourful extreme. I could easily be wearing the full rainbow in separate, single-colour items at this time of year. Contrasting colour combinations take the tedium out of getting dressed and add a cheering element to any bleak day. I Am a colour-passionate artist, after all!

Today’s list includes coral pink, pale olive green, turquoise, duck egg, cornflower, indigo, parma violet and magenta. I am almost radiating colour.

So I’m thinking – about celebrating all of the colours thoroughly over the next few months. And I’m setting up some challenges for myself to get stuck into…  For starters, I am going to search for and share instances of red in my art and life for the remainder of February. Then, will move on to orange for March, yellow for April etc, until by August I’ll have explored the whole “Richard of York gave battle in vain” rainbow mnemonic.

I’m planning to take on some other colour challenges along the way – so keep watching!






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Vermillion Lime – Playtime with Colour and Paint

I’ve been having trouble getting myself motivated recently – so rather than procrastinating by doing anything but paint, I’m experimenting with just painting for fun. No just about it though – seriously, fun & play can lead to the very best painting experiences and move creativity forwards in leaps and bounds. Trust me I’m a painting teacher!!! My emphasis is on strong colour combinations – contrasts, complimentaries and creative clashes. Most of all I’m enjoying myself. I’m a little nervous about sharing them, but here goes. Please let me know what you think… and do let me know if you have any anti-procrastination techniques of your own?
"Vermillion Lime" Playtime with Colour acrylic painting    


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