Thursday, 12 August 2010

Alphabe-Thursday Summer School Rainbow Yellow

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Once again, it's time to play Mrs. Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday Rainbow Summer School! This week's colour is Yellow! Let's start with some yellow fall flowers growing in one of the neighbours' gardens.

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Here are some of my yellow buttons and beads.

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A yellow-coloured crayon was always the one we used to paint the sun or fire when we were children. But yellow has its problems. If you look at yellow pigment when you are painting or printing something, you soon discover that yellow pigment is neither opaque or transparent. You cannot print plain yellow on for example brown paper. It will not cover dark coloured stock (paper). You need to first print a layer of opaque white before adding the yellow. Yellow on top of white looks clean and bright.

This was an observation that my teacher at Art School, Phil B. Meggs shared with us during a lesson for print techniques. I had both Phil and his wife Libby as teachers for several subjects at VCU. I learned so much from them. So I can't think about a colour like yellow, without remembering what Phil had to say about it many years ago.
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Within the world of plants, there are many lovely yellow flowers. Last week, when were doing the colour Orange, Polly of The 5th Sister asked me to post yellow lilies, because that was what she had in her bridal bouquet. That must have been a beautiful bouquet. I tried to find yellow lilies to take pictures for this post, but they only had white or pink lilies at the florist here. Sorry, Polly. I really tried. But I do have a picture of the first daffodil in our garden from earlier in the spring:
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And more daffodils...

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And even more...

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As well as yellow tulips.

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This is holly blooming in the spring.

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It was news to me that holly flowers were actually yellow!

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And even weeds can have pretty yellow flowers...

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It all depends upon how you look at them and what you do with them... Elisabet is wearing a crown of dandelions.
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The colour yellow is not just for spring flowers, as seen in the very first picture. Leaves on bushes and trees often turn yellow in autumn.

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If you are looking for things that are yellow and you run out of flowers and plants, you can start looking at man-made objects such as buildings. Our garage:

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A stranger's yellow automobile:

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Swedish mailboxes are yellow:

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This is my yellow crayon-style thermos bottle:

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And here is a yellow dress that I sewed for Elisabet's doll, which I also made:

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And I even have some yellow jewellery.
A necklace:

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As well as earrings:

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Best wishes,

Anna

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