Daily Archives: November 22, 2011
This is a picture of some paint I was mixing. Care to guess the final color? Go ahead, I’ll wait.
What did you guess? Want a hint? If you think back to primary school when you first learned about color, you may remember that there is a color that is the combination of all colors. Do you remember what it is? It’s white.
I was mixing a quart of white paint and I happen to notice this swirl of colors in the can. I have never observed such an interesting effect before so I pulled my phone out and took a quick snap shot before I stirred it up. Long time readers of this site may recall my mentioning in the past how there are very few pure colors … how most automotive colors have two, three, or more, colors in them, even if you see blue for example. Well there you go. I can’t explain it any better than what this photo show.
Below is an interesting quote by Dr. Albert Hofman … I wonder if he saw something like this?
After some time, with my eyes closed, I began to enjoy this wonderful play of colors and forms, which it really was a pleasure to observe. Then I went to sleep and the next day I was fine. I felt quite fresh, like a newborn.