the passenger seat

lack of color

colour \ˈkə-lər\ n. a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect.

I really love colour. Colour is an integral part to the way we perceive everything (if we aren’t blind) and although it may seem as if it’s just another part of this universe, it’s the way in which colours can be put together to create something aesthetically pleasing that defines art. I feel as if my blog is becoming a sort of art archive, but it’s all I’ve found recently that’s worth blogging about, and my original purpose of this blog was as an archive for all the cool stuff I find on the net. Before I had this blog, I would see something cool and then I would move on, and I would never see it again, but with this I’ll be able to look back at older posts and be inspired once more.

So anyway, the topic of this blog is colour. The following images will be of artworks that stood out to me in terms of colour as I’ve browsed through FFFFOUND! in the past few days. As with my other blogs, click the images for a larger view.

This first image just appears to be really clean to me, showing the moods or feelings associated with certain colours.

I’ve mentioned in my previous blogs that I like typography.

typography \tī-ˈpä-grə-fē\ n. the art and techniques of arranging type, type design, and modifying type glyphs.

The next image is a good example of two of the aspects of art I like, put together; typography and colour.

I like the use of colour and the arrangement of the items in the next image. The way the rainbow has been overlayed on top of the items gives it a really nice look, and I’m a big fan of the dirty paper effect as seen in this artwork and the previous image.

Speaking of colour, I think I should go to India one day. They have a whole festival dedicated to it.

Holi, also called the Festival of Colours, is a popular Hindu spring festival observed in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and other countries with large Hindu diaspora. The main day, Holi, also known as DhulhetiDhulandi or Dhulendi, is celebrated by people throwing colored powder and colored water at each other.

Not much to say about this next one. I think it’s a rooster. I like the brightness of the whole piece and the light, complementary colours.

Now this image is one that I really like. The whole tone of the photograph and the once again complementary colours of the balloons really caught my eye when I first saw it. A great photo with great editing.

Another photo of coloured balloons. The balloons in this one contrast the kind of monotonic hue of the background.

I’m not sure what this next image is of; I think it’s either balloons or flowers or both. What matters is that it’s got some nice colours.

Here’s an image that will catch your eye. I don’t know what it is or how they did it, but it looks really cool.

Moving on to some other artworks- these aren’t as bright as the previous ones have been, but they still look good nonetheless.

I don’t know what style this is, but I like it. The red and brown splatters have been done really nicely, and I like the randomness of the flecks of paint all over it, with the focus on the more structured face in the middle of the chaos.

Again, a woman. But this time she’s somehow been fused with a deer in a forest. I can’t quite put my finger on why I like this one, but it looks interesting. Reminds me of an ad I’ve seen, can’t remember what for.

And now the last two are back to some brighter pieces.

The first is quite simple, but it’s that quality that I like about it. The swirls are simple but elegant, and I like the way it fades from blue to purple and then to red and yellow.

And the last one is simple. I don’t think I need to say much about it except that it’s a photograph of a photograph of some sky against the sky. So, I heard you like photographs of the sky…

Hmm, just as a random afterthought, here’s another photograph. This is of the desk I spend most of my life at, and the one I’m sitting at now, writing this blog.

This blog is named after another Death Cab For Cutie song, again off the album Transatlanticism.

and when i see you
i really see you upside down
but my brain knows better
it picks you up and turns you around
turns you around, turns you around

if you feel discouraged
that there’s a lack of color here
please don’t worry lover
it’s really bursting at the seams
for absorbing everything
the spectrum’s a to z

this is fact not fiction
for the first time in years
all the girls in every girlie magazine
can’t make me feel any less alone
i’m reaching for the phone

to call at 7:03
on your machine I slur a plea for you to come home
but i know it’s too late
i should have given you a reason to stay
given you a reason to stay

this is fact not fiction
for the first time in years

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I really like your style! Your blog was very interesting to read, I actually spent quite a few minutes staring at some of the pictures. I think my favourite one would have to be the picture of the sky in the sky. It’s so simple yet so powerful!

Comment by Bosco

HELLO! I didn’t know you had a blog! :O What are those models on the shelf?

The pic with the loose balloons is really nice 🙂 I like balloons

Comment by Belle

wow. i can’t believe noone comments on your blog. (maybe you want to keep it more private) but i really like it =)

it’s really colourful, which I like, and lots of pictures too =]

wow. your blog made my day ^_^

Comment by Krissybubbles

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