Violet Special – Pastel Pencil

This Art is Made On 2011-02-15 By RainbowArt

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As the name of a color, violet (named after the flower violet) is synonymous with a bluish purple, when the word “purple” is used in the common English language sense of any color between blue and red, not including either blue or red.

Since Isaac Newton listed violet as his name for the color of the short-wavelength end of the visible spectrum (approximately 380–450 nm), when both of the names purple and violet are used within the same system, violet represents colors nearer to blue, while purple is used for colors more nearly between violet and red on what is called in color theory the line of purples.

Objects reflecting only light wavelengths in the aforementioned “violet range” would appear very dark, because human vision is relatively insensitive to those wavelengths, but the color of a monochromatic light source emitting only those wavelengths can be roughly approximated by the color shown below as electric violet. The first recorded use of violet as a color name in English was in 1370.


I’m a graphic designer. And i live in Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. In the past I made water-colour paintings and drawings on location or based on self made pictures.

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  • angeljootje
    angeljootjealmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful work !!!
    Greetings Johanna

  • Hallo Johanna! Dank je wel voor je lovende reactie. Groetjes voor jou en m’n kind. G&G.

    – RainbowArt

  • dedmanshootn
    dedmanshootnalmost 4 years ago

    real fine swork!

  • Thank you very much Dedmanshootn, Greetings,Gerard.

    – RainbowArt

  • maggie326
    maggie326almost 4 years ago

    Gorgeous work

  • Hello Maggie! Your aquarium painting is very nice! Thanks for your kind response.Yours Gerard.

    – RainbowArt

  • James Gibbs
    James Gibbsalmost 4 years ago

    Awesome drawing! Really cool!

  • Thank you for your kind response! You have a nice and friendly site. Yours Gerard.

    – RainbowArt

  • DutchLumix
    DutchLumixalmost 4 years ago

    Awesome artistic work

    Kind Regards,
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Dank je wel Erik! Gtoetjes,G&G.

    – RainbowArt

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