Thursday, January 7, 2016

Colorblocking

Another scene just off Sunset Boulevard, in Los Angeles. Aqua and Orange, with Aloes.

No graffiti? What a blessing.

Oh wait, the ghost of graffiti is present.

The slightly drought stressed coloring of the Aloes is a nice match for the orange paint.

Sadly some of them are also sporting the orange paint.

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23 comments:

  1. That's a nice little nook! The orange paint mistake: inspiration for Kosmic Kactus?

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    1. Oh god! Maybe that is how it started...

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  2. I like the orange, but I hate the aqua. It reminds me of a 1960s psychiatric hospital for some reason. Yellow would have looked nice next to the orange :-).

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    1. Gerhard, you promised never to speak of our days at the psychiatric hospital. Oh well, the secret's out now.

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    2. Ha! Peter beat me to it.

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    3. D***, and I tried so hard all these decades not to let it slip.

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  3. Ah well. I'm sure they'll grow out of it.

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    1. I thought it odd they didn't just cut off the painted leaves.

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  4. It's so funny you photographed this building! My friend Maurice Harris is a dance instructor there! He is also a flower enthusiast, as he owns Bloom and Plume, a high-end florist. His creations are beautiful and unique. Check out his Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/bloomandplume/?hl=en For what it's worth, I like the aqua. The orange on the plants is too bad...

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    1. What are the chances?! Thanks for sharing the link to is feed, great stuff!

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  5. You find such interesting color combinations! The orange paint will come off of the aloes sooner or later. Wonder what color the blooms will be and how they'll go with/clash with the orange.

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    1. Ah...perhaps that was the inspiration for the orange?

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  6. I'm enjoying your LA posts. I spent a summer there when I was younger, and some of these scenes are helping me reminisce. Sometimes colors and styles don't change much, but in this case and in the setting I find it curiously uplifting. Wouldn't want it in my garden, but it sure looks warmer than my garden right now. ;-)

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    1. Warmer than mine too! I would love to have a big cement or stucco wall to paint.

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  7. At least the orange paint on the Aloe was not intentional, and the rain we got might peel some of it off.

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    1. True, unlike (as Alan pointed out) those hideous Kosmic Kactus.

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  8. I wonder if you'd have even noticed the wall if it hadn't been for succulents...

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    1. Notice, probably. Stopped to photograph it...nope.

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  9. Very fun! Check out Luis Barragán for more color fun. He was a Mexican architect - one of my faves...

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    1. He's a good one and I've looked to those iconic images of his work to try and reconcile pink and orange combos.

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  10. I love that planting of the cacti and succulents under the acqa wall.(I'm trying not to associate it with a psych hospital but I can be rather impressionable)

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    1. One of the dorm rooms I lived in was painted a blue/green that I think of as psych hospital color. This, by comparison, is much nicer.

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  11. I also enjoyed the palette of paint colors around LA, especially the pastels.

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