The Art of Painting

I think it’d be neat if you could say your job was someone who thought up the names of different coloured paint.

Think about the conversation:

“Hi, I’m Sarah.”

“Oh, Sarah, what do you do?”

“I designed what they call ‘Hazy Romantic Breeze Sunset Dreams’”

“Ah yes, I love that colour! It’s a very nice pinky orangey yellowey colour.”

“Why yes, yes it is.”

I was walking through Bunnings today campers, and I can never go past a) the paint aisle and b) the plant section. Tonight there wasn’t time to walk 500 miles and 500 more to get to the plant section, so I settled with the paint.

For some reason, I have a fascination with the names. I love the layout and how it’s all in beautiful colour order (aesthetic, anyone?) but my attention is held by trying to find the best name. In my opinion, the best ones are usually pinks. The pinks are the nicest because they’re all “Sugar Baby” and “Soft Rose” and “Delicate Whisper” and there’s just something so intriguing about this?

Seriously, what makes a colour “Sugar Baby”? (That’s literally one I found tonight. I snuck it into my bag and felt very proud of myself.) (Actually, I snuck about eight into my bag.) (And continued to be very proud of myself.)

But maybe the pink titles are my favourite because pink is my favourite colour. I think yellows have funky names, but I’ve never really looked into the yellow section because it always melds into the murky waters of greeny-yellows that look like disturbed poo. But I’m sure there are yellows out there that exist with names like “Buttercup Field” “Sunflower Curtain” and “Swing Dancing”.

I haven’t yet decided what to do with my growing collection of paint-colour cards. Maybe make some cool collage? I’m not sure. Especially when most of the colours are pink. And I like the names. Is it weird to just stick them on my wall?

Hmm, maybe.

Anyway. That’s enough for tonight. If I type any longer I might go back into realm of greeny-yellows, and I don’t think that’s what we want.

Sarah xx

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