O is for… Orange

Original ink & wash painting by Geoffrey Key entitled Welsh Valley

This week’s blog is a small homage to a glorious colour. O just had to be for orange.

We are big fans, and judging by our popular photos on Flickr and items that always sell well on H is for Home, so are a lot of you out there.

Orange has the wonderful ability to look warm & cosy in the winter or lively & fresh in the summer.

Orange objects really catch the eye. It enables them to shout loudly in a collection of other brightly coloured pieces.

Alternatively, it’s perfect as a highlight colour within a muted decor or against natural materials.

We’ve given a few chairs the orange treatment!

We did a G is for Garden a couple of months ago having just planted out some annuals. Our French marigolds are doing well in the sunshine & showers.

Till next week! x

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5 Responses to “O is for… Orange”

  1. Tracey says:

    Love the color orange! I have to look through your whole alphabet now- very clever idea!

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  3. robin says:

    i have a Ken Law picture and have been Googling to find out who he is. Sure enough its identical to yours. Can you tell me anything about him ? where did you get it ? i inherited it from my father, love it but don't know where he got it. Are you in America ? There seems to be a suggestion that the Picture is of Hampstead in London – I think the cars look British …

  4. Unfortunately we don’t know much about Ken Law either. Our copy is a print on board – we picked it up in a charity shop a few years ago.
    The image is definitely British with the the cars, buildings, post box etc. A very 1960s feel to it – Hampstead sounds completely feasible.
    Can anyone else add any further information?

  5. Anthony Conroy says:

    I am lost in the same castle ! Ken Law was a British Artist, his work was very popular in the mid 60's but virtually nothing on the Net ! amazing !

    I have a numbered print of "Winter Sun" which i picked up in a Retro shop in Albert Park (Melbourne Australia) i have asked a long time friend from London who is in the Art World to investigate further , any communication would be appreciated. sorry i can't help further , but i'm a bit like a dog with a bone and will keep at it ! Watch this space.

    anthonycdrive@iprimus.com.au

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