I do, really. I love all the pinks. I love pink in its bubblegum, coral and fuchsia states. Give it to me as blush, rose or watermelon and I'm happy as can be. I love it from the palest porcelain pink to blaring hot lipstick pink to nearly black deepest magenta.
I think pink is seriously underrated. Its power is overlooked and it is often relegated to girlish whimsy or romance. No disrespect to girlish whimsy and romance but that is not all pink can do. The color pink has a “humanness” to it. It can be used to describe health as in “in the pink” meaning very good health or describe emotional responses like flushing with embarrassment and glowing with joy.
In my painting I have used pink to evoke the delicate whisper of a rose petal, the last band of sun in the sky of a landscape and rosacea tinged skin in a self-portrait. My favorite way to use pink is as a unifying neutral or an unexpected spark of color.
My passion for pink seems to be at the root of my love affair with painting. I use color to evoke emotion. And with pink I can explore a spectrum from sadness to joy.
As an artist giving myself permission to play is at the heart of my practice.
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