Category Archives: Inspirations

40 Years of Color Mixing

Forty years ago today, I finished my first color mixing collection. Home for three weeks between the end of my summer job and the beginning of my sophomore year of college, I decided to mix 300 colors using only three … Continue reading

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The Winner’s Are . . . Ice-Cream Cones!

The winners of this year’s Alan Alda Flame Challenge “What is Color?” are Melanie Golub in the written category and Dianna Cowen,┬áin the visual category. Both mention ice-cream cones when describing the cones of the eyes – a brilliant way … Continue reading

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Chromolocomotion: Train Stations and Tetris

My husband and I had one day to spend in London on our way home to Portland this week. We visited the Viking exhibit at the British Museum, took a selfie across the street from 221B Baker Street (no – … Continue reading

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Lightboxing in Lanjaron

Two weeks ago I was in Lanjaron, Spain with my friend, and fellow color enthusiast, Laura Liska. We stayed in a quiet courtyard and spent some time every day on our respective studies. We are both exploring how light affects … Continue reading

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Cutting into Color: Matisse at the Tate

One of the highlights of my short stay in London was visiting the Matisse show at Tate Modern on Easter Sunday. Now that I think about it, Easter was the perfect day to see the exhibit. Matisse almost died following … Continue reading

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