Color Possesses Me – Paul Klee

turquoise and amber vase shadows, color possesses me Paul Klee,

Oh so true!

“Color possesses me.

I don’t have to pursue it. It will pursue me always, I know it.”

Paul Klee


turquoise and amber vase shadows, color possesses me Paul Klee,
Color Possesses Me, quote Paul Klee


Whether its test strips of colors perched on my studio table, or paint tubes scattered like gumdrops across the floor.

watercolor test strips, color mixing for beginners tips,
Watercolor Test Strips of bold bright color!



shadows on the wall, colorfull,
Mere Shadows, yet beguiling


Or perhaps, Β the stunning colored shadows of a vase upon my wall…….. they are always there.

Its true.






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The act of creation, in any media is a fascinating and magical process. I simply love to create. Expressing in color, line, tone, texture - as if, they were words upon a page. Creating a uniquely me, interpretation. Enjoy More of my "one-of-a-kind" expressive art at and,

21 thoughts on “Color Possesses Me – Paul Klee

  1. Such beautiful colours! I will keep your post as a reference for a colour palette for a magic lake or something πŸ™‚ I can almost see it in my minds’ eye.

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      1. apples and oranges! LB is a delicate black , dilutes out to pale softness with super duper granution texture.
        Indigo is a dark powerhorse!! midnight on the run! stainer. DS is made with indanthrone + pbk6 lamp black a blue black.

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      2. hmm… I am thinking that I would like to purchase LB because (so many reasons!) when I need and want more delicacy, like you said Indigo is a powerhorse and with my dramatic side, well, sometimes I don’t know when to hold back those reins! Okay….just have to ask when you wrote DS you aren’t referring to Daniel Smith but to a color that we talked about? or you mean that DS makes LB with the above color combo? sounds like code doesn’t it? lol

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      3. DS = daniel smith and LB = lunar black *i do ‘code’ all the time! LOL bs = burnt sienna and FU = french ultramarine
        I give my class a heads up on all these. gs. gs = generally speaking hey!! you smiling yet!? I am
        πŸ™‚ cheers, Debi

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    1. thanks Nico so much – Klee has such a fine sense of balance in his work. Lines, but with boldness and feeling…. to be swept away. He is one of my favs too. Thank you, and peace & good blessings!

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    1. Its like a little miracle…… wow. Anneli. What a wonderful observation… I’d never, thought of it, quite like That!
      But, I sure will now… Yes, it is like a little miracle of 3 indeed. πŸ™‚


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