The world is in colour!

Let’s take for example our sky: it appears blue to us, until after only about 20 km up, where it progressively starts becoming darker, violet and then black in space.

Think of the beauty of a sunset, which leaves us speechless with its stunning colours. We might see the sky becoming pink, although a pink sky is not common. Some parts of the earth get it more often, according to various factors, such as temperature, clouds, amount of the atmospheric particles, position of the earth and even pollution! Light can play strange but spectacular tricks with colours!

Photos from NASA show us that on Mars, as for the colour of sky it happens the opposite of what we see on earth. There are different gases and particles up there and so during daytime the Martian sky has a reddish colour, instead at sunset it takes a blue-gray tone.

Who would have imagined that we have a pink lake that looks like a giant strawberry milkshake! Or what about a tree which is called Rainbow because of its unique streaks of beautiful, bright, incredible, vibrant colours that run along the trunk and branches when the tannin-filled bark peels. And  funnily enough, it becomes more colourful as it ages. Unlike my hair, I must say!! 🙂

Because nature is so artistic, I agree with what Leatrice Eiseman, an international color expert, wrote in her book “Images in color”, regarding chromatic rules: “The only rule is ‘Never say Never’.” Chromatic rules don’t let our creativity and imagination sparkle. With colours there are no absolutes and that’s why I use them depending on my mood.

You are most welcome to visit and shop prints and beautiful merchandise with artwork on my website

You will also find my personal interpretation of a dramatic sunset sky, of an abstract rainbow tree trunk and of a pink lake. Enjoy!

Thank you so very much!

By Lucia Waterson

I write poems (exclusively in Italian). What I love in working with colours is that it's a direct language with no barriers. And I like how it brings me into my dreamworld. I'm fond in particular of nature, because in its beauty there is love and hope. I started a new series of artworks Weird but True, because many times nature can be quite bizarre! And the first one, Nature's palette, is already uploaded, you can see it in my website I also started a new series of artworks, in which I select news from all over the world and I recount them to you through my eyes and my (he)art. We can take this ongoing journey together if you keep visiting. The first artwork is already uploaded, it's called Touching the sky. Thank you very much! Lucia Waterson


  1. Very nice examples of the wonders of color. As a photographer I love to do sunrises and do occasionally get to see the “pink” sky. You are correct in that it is not a usual occurrence.
    I took note of your comment about some things getting more colorful as they age – but not your hair. I can certainly relate to that – mine reflects an abundance of light but a total absence of color. LOL

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