Sandra Woods
Art despite pain

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(posted on 10 Dec 2023)

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.