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Last week, during Miami Art Week, Pantone announced the "Color of the Year" for 2024. The trendiest colour for next year has been named as... "Pantone 13-1023 TCX", or "Peach Fuzz".
As soon as I saw the colour swatch, I realized that I'd seen this shade just a few days earlier - in the last watercolour that I'd painted!
This colour is described by Pantone as:
"A warm and cozy shade highlighting our desire for togetherness with others or for enjoying a moment of stillness and the feeling of sanctuary this creates ... Peach Fuzz presents a fresh approach to a new softness." ~ From the Pantone website.
I was aiming to express a sense of peacefulness and sun-kissed warmth in my painting, so their description could fit.
Apparently I was just a bit ahead of the curve in creating this now-fashionable shade with my watercolour pigments. Or more likely, this was simply a coincidence.
Either way, enjoy this painting of what I call the "Sentinel" tree. It’s lives in a forest clearing within walking distance of my home, and I walk past it often.