My friend Ruth sent me this photo from her garden. She said it made her think of me(orange) and Stratoz(flowers). The yellow emerging from the front makes the point that orange contains yellow! I met Ruth when I was 12. Our fathers had adjacent offices at University, and Ruth’s father told Ruth to look […]
The Red and Gold Banking Room(1931) glows orange. Hilly Meière, granddaughter of Hildreth Meière, and Vice President of the International Hildreth Meière Association, graciously allowed me to use this amazing photo. As this writer, David W. Dunlap eloquently described it: The Red Room is a glittering, vaulted grotto whose walls and ceilings are […]
I wanted to revisit the Albright-Knox Gallery which I thought I saw in 2007, but it didn’t look familiar at all. Fortunately, it was a place worth visiting for the first time. This painting is Tim Bavington’s translation into color from the structure of the guitar solo in the Rolling Stones’ tune Surprise, Surprise. The […]
Our friends have this painting by Lauralee Klindt in their sunroom. It is a good 3 feet long, which has me imagining a really big mosaic spectrum! I particularly like the orange section, where both red and yellow speak to the orange.
The Group of Seven was a revelation to me as a girl in grade one, in Canada, with an art teacher who showed us the brushstrokes, the colors and shapes distinguishing each of the painters in the group. The Group of Seven wanted to paint their own country rather than looking to England. I recognized the […]
The pinwheel quilt block has a sense of motion, as I construct each cell of triangles spinning around. I discovered that the pinwheel is a symbol of “turning ones luck around” and is used in Chinese New Year celebrations. Kendra at Pinwheel Girls talks about the symbolism of the pinwheel, as does Veronica […]
When I saw Simon Garfield’s book on the color mauve, I checked it out of the library immediately. I wasn’t a mauve enthusiast, but the idea of a whole book about one color was intriguing. William Perkin(1838-1907) was experimenting with coal tar, in hopes of finding a cure for malaria, but instead noticed an […]