Friday, August 14, 2009
What's your favourite colour?
I was quite taken with these colour swatches a painter left us with this week. They all splay out like a fan on one pivotal point but you can also pick out a select few and play with colour combinations. I wonder if he wants it back...?
Funny, the trivial things we remember. I always found the question 'what's your favourite colour?' very odd. Back in the 70's it was often asked of pop stars and I remember Merrill Osmond saying blue, Roger Taylor saying silver, and Freddie Mercury saying black! Of course, it was meaningless drivel, filling column inches for the ravenous teenyboppers back then, but I kept thinking about the question. How is it possible to choose one over any other? If I choose that deep apricot colour, does that mean I really prefer it to that lovely warm, banana yellow? But then again, what about that gorgeous greeny turquoise, could I choose that over a pinky purple? Sounds so simple, but no, for me it's right up there with 'what is the meaning of life?' and ' but is it art'!