Mere colour can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways……Oscar Wilde
I love colours. I love vibrant colours. I love pastel colours. I love neon colours. I love dark, moody colours. I just love all colours. While you won’t find a lot of blue or grey in my house as they aren’t my favourites, I can’t deny the beauty of a spring sky or the soft strands of a grandma’s hair.
Pink is my signature colour while emerald green is my favourite. When my kids were very young, they all chose a colour from a very early time and they stuck with it. Aimee’s was blue, Lachlan’s was red and Stuart’s was yellow. They really never veered away from those colours.
A lot of photography these days has returned to black and white which is stunning but I still prefer to shoot and edit in colour. While I can admire the contemporary decor of today with it’s beige and grey palettes, I couldn’t live with it. I need colour around me. It feeds my soul.
So with that in mind, I asked a good friend of mine if I could paint her for a photo shoot. Trish is always up for a challenge (how lucky am I to have friends who allow me to do this sort of stuff?) so I set to work with a paintbrush and her naked torso. Now, to be fair, I’m not a painter but I was happy with it. And here is the result. My very colourful friend with her very colourful aura, soul and skin.