Black ink sketch and W&N watercolour on Bockingford 300gsm
Hibiscus is native to warm-temperate, subtropical and tropical regions throughout the world and widely grown in South Africa. This plant has many health benefits and the tea is popular as a natural diuretic; it contains vitamin C and minerals, and is used traditionally as a mild medicine.
The most emotionally intense colour, red stimulates a faster heartbeat and breathing. It is also the colour of love. Red clothing gets noticed and makes the wearer appear heavier. Since it is an extreme colour, red clothing might not help people in negotiations or confrontations. Red cars are popular targets for thieves. In decorating, red is usually used as an accent. Decorators say that red furniture should be perfect since it will attract attention.
The colour of the sky and the ocean, blue is one of the most popular colours. It causes the opposite reaction as red. Peaceful, tranquil blue causes the body to produce calming chemicals, so it is often used in bedrooms. Blue can also be cold and depressing. Fashion consultants recommend wearing blue to job interviews because it symbolizes loyalty. People are more productive in blue rooms. Studies show weightlifters are able to handle heavier weights in blue gyms.
3rd January 2013 – FEATURED in We Sell Art