Why is my favourite colour yellow ?
Lellow is what I called the colour ( yellow) from the youngest of ages.
When I expressed myself in that way I was really describing a multifaceted experience.
The warmth and beauty of the sun. The essence of sunlight to enliven the world even
my pure love of the colour its self. It was/is happiness, hope, wonder, joy..... to me.
It summed up everything beautiful and innocent about being a child.
For some reason it has remained a constant in my paintings with many people remarking on its frequency in my work.
In my first year of tertiary art study, Margaret Wilson- an inspiring painting teacher, showed us the visual trick of applying pastel yellow to a white canvas...... the magic: it left the impression of luminous, pale purple where the white canvas was left. I was enamored.....
For many years I would paint the base of paintings with this very same yellow concoction because I was so inspired by this example at Tafe.