Friday, February 08, 2008
The light this time of year is so thin and bright. Fleeting, really, since there's not much of it in the cold, wet days of February in the Pacific Northwest. In February, light changes quickly, casting very few shadows, highlighting pasty skin and hangnails, but providing luminosity to eyes. Purple is perfect for this light. It reflects back and shadows lavender and blue and periwinkle. I looked at an orange colander with kumquats in it this morning and I burned my eyeballs. Too bright for February light. But purple? Purple is just right.