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The meaning of Color and salt.

December 9, 2011

Today’s 5 Minute Friday word is Color… and well that makes me think of many things…

*how the different hues of skin color in our large  family get us funny looks from people who need to  figure us out..

*or I think of how I have synesthesia and it causes every touch to wash my brain in a color… how I read people as if they are a color…

*But what I have been concentrating the most on…is how salt effects my colors when I am painting.  I am trying to interpret the meaning in it for me…and there is meaning.  I can feel it.

So I keep painting…and spreading the salt and trying to see what is happening.





Also linking up with StudioJRU and Paint Party Friday.… go there to see some real color!  Did you create a 5minFriday or other art?  I would love to see your creation..please leave a comment so I can find my way back to you!~T

Happy Weekend!

26 Comments leave one →
  1. December 9, 2011 4:15 pm

    Very pretty and what a cute helper or fellow paint partyer you have there!

    • December 9, 2011 4:53 pm

      Oh she loves to paint…”peent momma? Peent?”.
      Thank you for your compliment.

  2. December 9, 2011 4:49 pm

    Do you and that adorable little one paint together? It looks like she has her own set of watercolors. The colors blend so magically for you!!!

    • December 9, 2011 4:54 pm

      Oh she has her own set… There is an endless collection of water paint sets in this house…but that one is hers.and there is no painting alone…they swarm.

  3. December 9, 2011 8:27 pm

    The salt looks like ice crystals from here! Nice experiments.

    • December 10, 2011 10:39 pm

      I know I totally wanted to just leave the salt on the trees…like those science experiments where you” grow rocks”

  4. December 10, 2011 6:28 am

    oh so you thought of this yourself? hmmmm

    • December 10, 2011 10:40 pm

      No it’s old.. I just went a little nuts with it and experimented with different amounts.

  5. December 10, 2011 9:13 am

    Beautiful salt effects! Looks fun!

    Happy PPF!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  6. December 10, 2011 7:51 pm

    Salt is need to play with and paint ~ Lovely, adorable helper ~thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF

  7. December 11, 2011 1:56 am

    I have never put salt in my paintings… I think it is time to try it 🙂

    • December 11, 2011 9:54 am

      yes its great… I know I am supposed to “get” something from it… so I keep pouring the salt and trying to “See” something.

  8. emily m. permalink
    December 11, 2011 8:11 am

    That tree painting is lovely, the streaky sunset and hopeful branches are beautiful.

    • December 11, 2011 9:55 am

      ya know? I liked it much better with the salt still on it… it was a downer when I scraped all the salt off.

  9. December 11, 2011 8:28 am

    that is about the most intriguing thing I have ever read; reading people as a color.

    • December 11, 2011 9:58 am

      whoa…really? 🙂 what is intriguing about it?
      I guess it is…although the day I found out other people don’t experience the same thing I was dumbfounded… I kept asking my friend…so what do you “see” in your brain when it happens…and she said…”nothing”… and I thought that was sad so I started asking lots of people and they all said the same thing….then years later I saw something on 60minutes and I had a name for it.

  10. December 11, 2011 12:10 pm

    I love using salt and see the stories and characters it can reveal ! Excellent paintings and what an adorable photo, aspiring artist for sure!!!

  11. December 11, 2011 9:22 pm

    Your little painter is adorable!! 🙂 I love what the salt is doing to your paintings. It is so interesting and beautiful. I love experimenting like that!

    • December 12, 2011 1:36 pm

      yeah I dunno…it’s like painting isn’t “enough” I need to constantly be in a state of experimentation…with no real end result it mind…just to see

  12. December 13, 2011 10:59 am

    Love the effects of salt on your watercolor. I also love that bottom photo of your little painting muffin. How adorable.

  13. December 13, 2011 12:19 pm

    Love the salt effects and your little helper is adorbale! Happy PPF!

  14. December 14, 2011 11:58 pm

    how interesting! i had to look up synethesia in wikipedia to learn more about it. great effects you got using the salt. i tried it once but i think i put too much. i will try i again one of these days. merry Christmas and thanks for sharing!
    peggy aplSEEDS

  15. December 16, 2011 5:06 pm

    Your paintings are gorgeous, I love the effects you created!

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