Repeat after yourself

Guerra de la Paz installation

Colors are vital for me, I get energized when I look at nature and I spontaneously worship the Creator.  Although I find exceptional shapes in creation, nothing compares to its colors. Guess what? Colors have to do with light. If everything were to be turned off, and it became dark, colors would so cease to exist: In the tropics, the colors are brighter. Don’t panic, in our lessons we are talking about pigments and what happens when you mix the three primary colors: yellow, red and blue. The result of the mixture produces the range of earthy colors, that we commonly call brown.
If you mix them in equal amounts, you will get a dark brown because blue is a very strong color. If you put more yellow into your mix, you will get a yellowish brown color leaning to ocher. If your mixture is heavy on the red, you will get a reddish brown.

Margarita Mileva rubber-band dress

This time, complete in each of the photos the following sentence and you’ll be an  expert recognizing which of the primary colors it leans toward.

This brown contains a lot of …, a little …, and a pinch of …

This brown contains a lot of …, a little …, and a pinch of …

This brown contains a lot of …, a little …, and a pinch of …

 

This brown contains a lot of …, a little …, and a pinch of …

This brown contains a lot of …, a little …, and a pinch of …

This brown contains a lot of …, a little …, and a pinch of …

This brown contains a lot of …, a little …, and a pinch of …

Magdalena Abakanowicz sculpture

This brown contains a lot of …, a little …, and a pinch of …

Magdalena Abakanowicz sculpture

This brown contains a lot of …, a little …, and a pinch of …

Kenia Brea clay modeling

This brown contains a lot of …, a little …, and a pinch of …

My son, Juan José

This brown contains a lot of …, a little …, and a pinch of …

This brown contains a lot of …, a little …, and a pinch of …

Like I said in a previous post, part of my life took place in the Cibao, that is what we call the northern part of the island. There, the land is fertile and it is customary to plant. My grandparents had large cocoa bean plantations, so those who know cocoa and color theory well might assert that the skin covering the individual dried cocoa beans is often a reddish brown, and some times a yellowish brown. When we peel the seed, we find a very dark brown mass that corresponds to the edible part, that is so because that color contains a lots of blue, a little red and a dash of yellow.  Many visual artists use this mix of colors instead of black. I had never, before writing this blog, thought of associating the colors with things that were as personal as my memories; and, this single event makes me think it was worth it. So, in honor of this fruit and my new experience, I leave this delicious recipe that Hershey’s provided for our enjoyment.

Chocolate Sweetheart Cakes for Two