More abstract: Orange

Nov 6, 2019

It’s the sixth of November and I’m still working on October photos! That’s the way it goes, I guess! I did manage to get a good bunch of them edited today, so that’s a bonus!!

I didn’t sleep well last night, so I will be going to bed early (my cat got my up before 4am…again!).

So, here are some orange abstract photos and some facts.

Hope you enjoy!!

Orange is the color between yellow and red on the spectrum of visible light. Human eyes perceive orange when observing light with a dominant wavelength between roughly 585 and 620 nanometres. In painting and traditional color theory, it is a secondary color of pigments, created by mixing yellow and red. It is named after the fruit of the same name.

The word comes from the Old French orange, from the old term for the fruit, pomme d’orange. The French word, in turn, comes from the Italian arancia, based on Arabic nāranj, derived from the Sanskrit nāraṅga (नारङ्ग).

In ancient Egypt, artists used an orange mineral pigment called realgar for tomb paintings, as well as other things. It was also used later by Medieval artists for the coloring of manuscripts. Pigments were also made in ancient times from a mineral known as orpiment. Orpiment was an important item of trade in the Roman Empire and was used as a medicine in China although it contains arsenic and is highly toxic. It was also used as a fly poison and to poison arrows. Because of its yellow-orange color, it was also a favorite with alchemists searching for a way to make gold, both in China and in the West.

Before the late 15th century, the color orange existed in Europe, but without the name; it was simply called yellow-red. Portuguese merchants brought the first orange trees to Europe from Asia in the late 15th and early 16th century, along with the Sanskrit naranga, which gradually became part of several European languages: “naranja” in Spanish, “laranja” in Portuguese, and “orange” in English. (wikipedia)

Orange is associated with meanings of joy, warmth, heat, sunshine, enthusiasm, creativity, success, encouragement, change, determination, health, stimulation, happiness, fun, enjoyment, balance, sexuality, freedom, expression, and fascination

  • the blend of red and yellow, is a mixture of the energy associated with red and the happiness associated with yellow
  • promotes a sense of general wellness and emotional energy that should be shared, such as compassion, passion, and warmth. Orange will help a person recover from disappointments, a wounded heart, or a blow to one’s pride
  • is stimulating, vibrant, and flamboyant. While made up of red and yellow, it carries less aggression and fierceness than the color red due to its combination with the calming color yellow
  • Studies show that the orange color can create physical effects such as increased hunger, heightened sense of activity, increased socialization, boost in aspiration, stimulated mental activity, increased oxygen supply to the brain, increased contentment, and enhanced assurance. Orange also helps aid decision making, and enhances happiness, confidence, and understanding
  • a very hot color and often provides the sensation of heat
  • dark orange may represent deceit and distrust, while red-orange relates to passion, pleasure, desire, aggression, domination, and action, and a golden orange often stands for prestige, wisdom, illumination, wealth, and quality. A light orange or peach color tend to be more friendly and soothing (bourncreative.com)

“There is no blue without yellow and without orange.”

~Vincent Van Gogh

“Orange is the happiest color.”

~ Frank Sinatra

“When life throws you lemons, make orange juice. It will leave them wandering how the h&** you did that.”

~ unknown

“Orange is a color so serene

A color of love, faith, spirituality

Vermilion and preen…!”

~ Annie

“she was made of sunlight.” ~ unknown

“Now that’s some orange you could ride a horse into.” ~ unknown

“Into the orange abyss I must go.”

~HCMorris

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Hope you have a great day, night or evening, where ever you may be!

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