Friday, March 03, 2006


Dear ...

Grab a color pallet and a sheet of paper and learn about the colors … learn about life.

There is no absolute RED, BLACK, BLUE or WHITE … there are tones, degrees, mixtures or nuance.

There are degrees for every feeling and thought we came across, and the distinction is not always that significant.

Competition for instance; provides a kind of a motivational power that can push and drive. but watch out … when concentrated or you get carried away with, a new shade starts to come over the original color, and results in a whole new color….JEALOUSY. And the nature of the moving power you used to enjoy turns to be a negative one that holds or destructs.

Love is another example; in itself … it is a very balanced mixture of colors, any dilution or concentration, affects the formula and jeopardize the existence of the one pure color it used to be.

The magic of it ideally comes from the way the fusion of the colors occur, with certain tones and shades that unify and form a whole new solid color.

The intensity of the feelings resembles the gradation of the colors, we need every now and then to step back, pour all the colors on a white sheet and see which colors have faded, which ones we need to reinforce or mitigate. Feel their temperature and alter the necessary adjustments.

I had always this passion for the colors and if I can see and assign a color for a lot of intangibles. so it's like there is a color code for everything ,,, examples:

Love and Happiness are white
Haltered is Black
Dreams have a light blue base color, and the real one differs according to the dream nature.
Fantasies are pink
Hope and peace are green (they have the same color… may be because peace has always been a hope).
Jealousy is yellow (I know very conventional).
Fury and excitement are red. (may be because of their intensity).
Sadness is dark blue.
Anxiety is orange.

There is a quote I used to love about artists that I do value a lot and I consider painting as a privilege in that sense …

"Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures".



  • At 1:01 AM, Blogger Rain said…

    Dear Neri,

    I agree with most of the descriptions u said.. and u know ur choice of white for love is great ... as white is a mixture of all colors..i dunno why but love to me is blue, very deep and vast ,mysterious and strong,pure and relaxing,just like the water.

    Mmm as for Orange.. it gives a feeling of optimism , energy , pride and joy :)

    I think Red fits with jealousy , this color always irritates me , it reflects danger as well.

    You didn't mention Violet... wow , it's such a great color , it can be sad , it can happy , a mix of Red and Blue (2 contradicting colors) but the result is serenity with hidden passion.

  • At 1:14 AM, Blogger Nesrina said…

    Dear Rain,
    I am very impressed, and extremely happy with your contribution and point of view, you just proved my point that for each one of us, colors can represent feelings or may be it's the other way round.
    I forgot violet, for me it's for romance it's a mood more than a feeling.
    Thanks a million for sharing, I thought It's weird thinking of colors that way... :)

  • At 4:15 AM, Blogger MoonLightShadow said…

    Very nice way of thinking of colors. Colors always meant something to me, but I was never able to know what exactly.

    I can't live without having colors all around.

    Colors really say a lot.

  • At 7:00 AM, Blogger Nesrina said…

    Colors are a bless, if u want to know their importance, grab ur camera and take a shot of the sky and clouds with a setting of B/W and see the result. I did that before, the photo was sooo dull and scary.


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