I should have been moving house today. But, due to problems further down the chain, it’s had to be delayed for a couple of weeks or so. But fingers crossed that it can all go through soon. Until that momentous day, I continue packing……
But the days of waiting are sometimes punctuated with pleasant surprises, and today was one of them. My good friend K turned up unexpectedly as he was in the area and wondered if I was at home. And I know he likes drinking tea as much as I do, so I’m sure that had part of the pull !
We’ve not seen each other for a while, and it was good to catch up with him and have a chat. He’s very easy company and we share a lot of interests – he talked about his new job, his wife, and kids and we got onto the usual subject of art.
So, all this leaves me, as an artist, with a problem. If I like colours, I’ll use them in a picture. But, if someone doesn’t like them, they won’t buy the picture. And what if they see a particular colour in a different way to the way I see it? How can I paint a picture for them? Or do people who are colour blind just “read” it differently? If I painted a landscape all in greens, do they see the greens? Or do their eyes just “read” it as “landscape” and the colours are immaterial?
But then, I’ve had people go a real “Wow” over some of the pictures I’ve painted, because of the really bright colours. So, it obvioulsy “works” for some people.
And all in all, probably leaves me a little confused! But then, that’s the joy of art. No one really knows……….
It’s just finding that bit of magic that works within the picture – whether its through colour, or not.