Note: Profile Friday will appear Saturday this week because of logistics.
Congratulations to Betty Ann Dalton from Nova Scotia! Betty Ann won the drawing for the Color Dumping Contest I started on December 9 to celebrate two months of daily posting since I had started my blog, and to move Project 640 Tubes along.
The small handmade (by me) journal that was advertised as the prize in this contest is already on its way to Betty Ann.
I want to take a moment to thank all the folks that entered. Sadly some folks only sent partial entries and didn't respond to my emails urging them to complete their entries.
On the other hand, several people seem to have given great thought to the contest and came up with innovative and exciting solutions to the problem Diane Graham faces: which color should she dump from the current gouache line up to make room for PB60?
I will be sending Diane Graham a note outlining the various strategies suggested, but I would like to share three responses with all of you, because I found them wonderful in one way or another.
Betty Ann's entry was particularly appealing to me. We are mentally in sync. She suggested that Cadmium Red Light be dumped because that color can be adequately mixed with other available cadmiums (red, orange, yellow, and yellow light).
I love that— "a heritage name"!
Joanie Springer saw the opportunity to dump what is obviously her least favorite color.
She suggested: Virtual Midnite (or Midnight), Veritable Midnite, Virtuous Deep Blue, Voluptuous Blue.
Joanie, I totally understand how you feel about Viridian; and I love the names you came up up with for PB60 because they speak to how I feel about it.
Another entrant who came up with some impeccable logic to my mind, was Jana Bouc. She wrote:
I couldn't agree more with that position. Everyone knows how I feel about Malamute gray, achieved by mixing PB60 and Burnt Sienna.
Jana went on to suggest that simply by calling the new paint "PB60 Blue (Indanthrone)" it would fit perfectly in the vacated spot.
Those are just a few exciting ways to go. Thank you all for proving to me that when creative artist types get together they can find their way around any dilemma, including an alphabetical one!
Let's hope that Diane Graham is amenable to the changes I pass on (I had to edit out some of the funny, but sadly not suitable suggestions).
If you are a gouache user please take a moment to write to Art Graham at: email@example.com. Tell him Roz says "Hi." Also tell him that you support "Project 640 Tubes," and would like to see PB60 in his gouache line.
Keep the dream alive folks; spread the word.