Red is such a powerful colour. I know it might sound silly to be scared by a colour but it is so bold. For several years, I only used it as an accent, until my cousin sent me a vibrant photograph of a dahlia in his garden. The flower was red, deep magenta, and hot pink with a lime green centre and it was backlit by aquamarine blue. I was captivated. His message – “here’s colour for you!”
Taking a risk is exhilarating! I started work on a 5′ x 5′ canvas! How energizing it! Research says that red stirs up passion, indeed! – (I’ve written more about the meaning of red here).
I created this painting called “magenta & the light” and I’m ever thankful to the inspiration that my cousin provided me because now I love painting with red and magenta and pink – bring on the energy!
Have a lovely day, hoping that you find inspiration today to take a risk – maybe being surrounded by red on Valentine’s Day will be the catalyst 🙂