Tuesday, 16 January 2007

Colour Palettes

I wonder if colour palettes are processed from words in the same way they are from a painting.
I tend to devise palettes in my writing to augment (or contradict) the emotions I am looking to elicit.
This is Andrew Wyeth's Christina's World, and I use this palette on the dunes in my short-story, just as the wind gathers and the skies darken. Note the tones used (it often helps to squint) - how the figure's body and the sky are bright, and the houses and horizon border a dark terrain. Whilst I use these colours, I've inverted the tone so that the dunes stand bright upon the dark sky.

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