The colour orange is warm and welcoming, like old leaves on trees and the petals of flowers. It tastes fresh like a morning shower.
I especially like the little Japanese orange trees, their flowers fragrant, with promises that are fully delivered.
Orange is one of the first colours that I became obsessed with. It can be found in almost all of my early paintings. I use the orange of the Camlin brand in my oil paintings. It might be just a little dot but it had to get in there, a little thing that popped out! I could not resist it, my hand just had to put orange and I never stopped.
I particularly like using orange on the lower part of the iris of the eye. I believe that the eye is more magnetic with that touch of orange. The look of those eyes grips the viewers.
In most of my current paintings, about 90% is done using acrylic paints. I have a blast with this because the most fantastic oranges, including fluorescents, are available in acrylics. There is so much orange in almost all of my new paintings that I expect that they glow in the dark!