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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.

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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.
      T

  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.
      T

  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”
      T

  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.
      T

  5. December 10, 2011 9:13 am

    Beautiful salt effects! Looks fun!

    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    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.
      T

  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.
      Thanks,
      T

  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.
      🙂
      T

  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
      🙂
      T

  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!
    hugs,
    peggy aplSEEDS

  15. December 16, 2011 5:06 pm

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

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