It took me a while to be willing to try a dye color of orange. Orange is a pretty bold color and while my work includes bold colors, there was something about orange that was holding me back. You don’t see a lot of orange on the street, I’m not sure it’s ever been “the new black.” But once I saw rust orange, I was pretty sold on the idea- it’s not too loud, but still bold, not too wild, but still orange.
Here are some of my first pieces using rust orange, from the Spring of 2008:
Here is a recent piece that reminds me how much I like rust orange. This is harvest gold and then rust orange- a fabulous combination. Plus, it features my new ying-yang stamp: