How many colors can the letter A have?
Are all beginnings green?
The night sky is ultramarine.
Cypresses, umber green – the shade makes the color dim.
Bound in oil, dark umber flowers grow
Does the grey frame calm the picture?
How many colors will fit in a square
The Canary sings naples yellow songs
Italian red. Tasting it.
Can you buy flesh color?
The crocus flower’s stamens, brilliant yellow.
Which shade of yellow is female?
Cadmium yellow: strongly opaque, strongly luminous,
doubly saturated pigment
Do colors have a gender?
Umber yellow: to pronounce the word autumn.
Zinc grey has no tone
Where does violet begin?
Olive green: iron-cyanide complex, diaryl.
How are colors mixed
Is there such a thing as a luminous grey?
Is brown related to yellow
Who is afraid of red, yellow, and blue?
Caput mortuum: dead man on canvas.
The perfect background: natural umber.
Cadmium green is toxic.
Titanium white dries slowly.
Is white a simple color?
Is white a silent color?
Is silence white?
Clouds. Flat buns and clumps. Cloud reefs.
Clouds. Cloud cover, cobalt violet cloud cover.
Pencil lines. The cloud stands still.
Olive, a lemon. Oranges, chrome yellow orange.
Ochre and red on red. The color not yet dry.
September 13 1999: a big dream in cadmium red.
Inspired by Grazyna Gotz’s palette
Translated by Charlotte Smit