Saturday, November 14, 2009

Shades of Green

A friend told me the other day that he can't see the color red. I wondered what the world would look like with no red. There would be no brown because to make brown you would need red. There would be no violet and no pink and of course, no red. So for today's painting, I left the red paint off my palette using only blue, yellow, black and white paint. I don't know if this is how he would see the fountain lady at Buttonwood Park near the greenhouse but this is how she looks with no red.


  1. So true, we tend to take the senses that we have for granted. Just taking away one primary color leaves us in a very drab world. Beautiful idea.

  2. No, not at all, Art! Just one color missing wouldn't make for a drab world!! Look at Ansel Adams' work to know...He did black and white photography and made me see the world in a glory that my mind had never viewed before! :-)