Colorful Fridays-Wallet Friendly, Fire Engine Red

“Red is the ultimate cure for sadness.” Bill Blass (from Brainyquote.com) The very-expensive, highly-toxic Vermilion red was replaced by the lesser expensive and less toxic Cadmium reds in artist’s palettes in the nineteenth century.   Less toxic and less expensive was less than perfect so the search for the perfect red continued.   Eventually, chemists came up… Continue reading Colorful Fridays-Wallet Friendly, Fire Engine Red

Colorful Fridays–Healthy, Love Inspiring Yellow

“I really just want to be warm yellow light that pours over everyone I love.” Conor Oberst (from Brainyquote) For generations the cadmiums had a stranglehold on the yellows in paintings.  Brighter and cleaner than Indian Yellow and without the green undertones of Gamboge and Aureolin, the cadmiums ruled the world of sunny yellows.  As… Continue reading Colorful Fridays–Healthy, Love Inspiring Yellow