Colorful Fridays-Accidental, Grandmotherly, Dusty Purple

“Mauve is just pink trying to be purple.” James McNeil Whistler In the nineteenth century, the color mauve became all the rage in more than one country, so much so that the 1890’s were called The Mauve Decade, in a book by Thomas Beer. The rage started with two royal ladies, Queen Victoria of EnglandContinue reading “Colorful Fridays-Accidental, Grandmotherly, Dusty Purple”

Colorful Fridays–Everything’s Coming Up Orchids

“A captivating harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid emanates great love, joy and health.” Leatrice Eiseman executive director, Pantone Color Institute Frantically searching through paint boxes, “Radiant Orchid” is nowhere to be found. No “Radiant Orchid” in the watercolor box or the oil box. Can’t find it in the pastels either. HorrorContinue reading “Colorful Fridays–Everything’s Coming Up Orchids”