The enigma of yellow and orange

Oil Painting Julia Trops Canadian Kelowna Artist Maya Gaia Hera Female Nude
Oil Painting Julia Trops Canadian Kelowna Artist Maya Gaia Hera Female Nude

is completely foreign to me, but I am working it out. Yellow and orange are the two colours that I have seldom used, and I am not sure why – but typically, when I am confronted with a reality of why something is not working, or not being used, I want to know the reason…
So… yellow and orange are going to be worked out.

They are happy colours – and I see them as being more of a happy, as in ecstatic. They are “hopeful” colours, and perhaps that is what I am trying to access and reach. But having said that, I also see that each colour can have an “extreme” personality – fanatical, neurotic ….

Each painting has its own personality, its own depth, explanation – each painting is its own person, and some are harder to get to know than others, some are open books, easily understood at a single glance, and some can be thought to be understood, but really, they are quite the enigma when you go below the surface.

For me, I like enigmas, they are intriguing, rich, and curious… like the colours yellow and orange.