To me green represents nature and growth....a calming energy.
It used to be my favorite color (specifically a rich, medium green with blue in it) and deep down I'm certain it still is.
But lately I've been drawn to red. An intense, deep scarlet.
It makes me think of blood which not only signifies life but the loss of life too.
On those all too often despondent days, I keep fixating on slitting my throat and wrists, visualizing all the red gushing forth. A very violent flow of crimson.
Red has also been associated with heated passion. And since I'm so sexually repressed, I see that color as an excitable, raw love.
It's a color known to represent rage as well. At times I feel a deep frustration from within waiting to EXPLODE.
Here's a painting I completed this weekend just trying to get it all out.....
Watercolors and ink on watercolor paper - 6" x 6" (SOLD)
Is it normal to switch a lifetime-long favorite color for another? Is going from green to red a sign I'm changing? Is it a temporary thing or a permanent change?
Is changing colors mimicking the despair I'm feeling?
Your guess is as good as mine.....