Saturday, August 4, 2012

Indian Orange


This post has been published by me as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 30; the thirtieth edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton.
Shades of Orange by Harsha Chittar
Courtesy - Curious Dino Photography

When I paint from my heart there are many shades of orange to choose. In my own personal palette there are Cadmium Red Light, Red Oxide, Yellow Ochre, Diarylide Yellow, Quinacridone Burnt Orange and my favorite Indian Yellow Hue. Their names are deceiving yet they are all shades of orange and none more than Indian Yellow Hue. I would have named it Indian Orange. It is a sensual color, exotic to my Anglo Saxon eyes and the opposite of my pale skin, a compliment in my life. Its beauty pulls you in. It is a magnetic color, a color of desire, a color that tastes as sweet as the softest yet spiciest curry. 
It is a color, I could not live without. It feels as good to me, as natural to me, as the cool wet sand messaging my feet just as I remember walking the shores edge. My ankles caressed by a gentle low tide - waves nearing the sun's set. It is as far away from me now as the other side of the world. Yet Indian Yellow Hue brings me right back, back to place when my feet did the walking and the sand and waves did the caressing. It is a powerful color.



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Credits Image - Shades of Orange by Harsha Chittar Courtesy - Curious Dino Photography via www.blogaton.in

15 comments:

Scorpio said...

Really creative in colours!! Love it!

Kappu said...

Great read! the Indian Orange is indeed a beautiful color!

Do stop by my blog! Cheers - Kappu

Karan Shah said...

creative use of colours...or should i say the Yellow hue and the Indian Orange

ATB for BAT :)

Panchali said...

Great blog!! You are beautifully blended the color into the theme...very nice :)

Kristen Haskell said...

Thank you all for your kind comments.

Leo said...

Wow :) You paint the color with a color.. I hadn't an idea there was an Indian Orange.. but it does sound nice :D Thanks for the share, Kristen.

Leo - My Blog-a-Ton Story

aativas said...

Loved the description of painting the color :-)

Kshitij said...

Indian orange - now that's a very personal and interesting thing. Looks like you miss it.

Btw... what's the RGB ;p ?

Kristen Haskell said...

rgb# 249, 212, 20

However, I paint canvas using Golden Open Acrylics and the color I love is called Indian Yellow Hue.

jaish_vats said...

Wow there r so many oranges ? A very good post bringing out a lot of color... Kind of festive I should say :)

Neha said...

Short and beautiful. It was very creative Kristen :)

Someone is Special said...

I'm happy to have you on Blog-a-Ton. Thank you so much for writing a creative take on colours.. I just loved it.. and people have said that in above comments.. Thank you so much.. Keep writing.. All the best.. Do come and vote as you have 30 minutes left for voting..

Someone is Special

mel said...

Loved it. I lived in the Midwest in western Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, my home is in west Virginia and I love the hues of orange in the leaves here in fall as we have Lots of trees lol but I loved the Midwest esp western Kansas

Curcumin said...

An excellent art, indeed! You are great Kristen. Hope to see more of your works. :)

Margaret said...

I miss your beautiful words! Hope you will come back to us soon.