Using Red to Express Emotions
August 16th, 2011
I tend to go through phases with colors. Blues are a constant, but I've also had phases where reds and oranges play a larger part in my work. This past year, while pregnant, I found red to represent a connection to life and blood. But prior to this year, I've used reds to express intense emotions, anger, passion, or just plain old fire.
It feels good to let emotions out in paint. The Red Bear painting I shared at the beginning with this month's theme post is a prime example of that. I was feeling supremely frustrated that day. As I painted intuitively, the red bear appeared.
At other times, I've enjoyed painting with reds in a more abstract manner. Red feels so powerful and intense!
How have you used reds to express your emotions in art?