We got a serious cold snap here in New Hampshire. I’m talking minus 11 degrees at night, rising to a high of 4 degrees in the day. My car windshield cracked, that’s how cold it was. (Thank you, Safelite, for repairing it so quickly.)
So, I got a craving for color. It happens to me in winter. The colder it gets, the stronger my craving for bold, saturated, rich colors. Colors that make me feel warm inside. Colors that “send” me (and they do). This particular day, I craved rich reds. Not any kind of red, though. Not poppy orange red, not maroon kind of mums red, not hold-your-breath-I’m-on-fire tulips red. Nope. Only a certain shade of red, a pure, not-too-orange-and-not-too-blue true red would do. The kind of red that you see in anemones.
But it wasn’t just the red. I needed a particular shade of turquoise, and a particular deep, purple-blue to go with/against the anemone red to bring the best out of all three. That combination was all I could think about. I could not wait to get to the studio to paint.
Now you know another thing about me: I crave color. And when I see the color I’m looking for, I react physically. My heart beats faster and I actually salivate. Yes, that’s how deep it goes.
I present to you “Three Anemones” for Day 6 of the 30-Day Challenge.
What colors make you feel better? I’d love to hear. You’d get a sympathetic ear, because believe me, I understand.