Crayon Sharpener

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This palette was inspired by a humor piece by Jonathan Caws-Elwitt about a fictional painter who produced canvasses with one solid color each:

"There is much controversy among art historians surrounding this stage of Sottise's career, for the simple reason that these works could easily be forged by almost anybody, and no one is quite sure which ones, if any, are authentic. Still, the later, more exotic pieces in this series ('Chartreuse,' 'Raw Umber,' 'Burt Sienna') are fascinating no matter who painted them. But in the fall of 1937, tragedy struck: Sottise ran out of colors and, after exhibiting the 65th and final item in this series ('Crayon Sharpener'), he was forced to enter the next phase of his work."

Colors

Ultramariner

5450B9

Hex

84,80,185

RGB

1

Love

232

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0

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Drunken Chartreuse

9DBB3C

Hex

157,187,60

RGB

4

Loves

450

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2

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2

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Yellow Ochre

E4BE6C

Hex

228,190,108

RGB

1

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342

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0

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0

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raw umber

794E00

Hex

121,78,0

RGB

7

Loves

504

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1

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0

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Burnt Sienna

9C3108

Hex

156,49,8

RGB

7

Loves

5246

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1

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1

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dr_spell

I remember back in first grade-if you had the crayons with the built-in sharpener,you were officially the coolest kid in class! Thanks for bringing me back! ^_^

greenie

Seeing the combo instantly took me back to my childhood and the days when a 64 pack of Crayolas with the sharpener on the back was the greatest thing ever! Ah, the smell of all those lovely colored wax sticks! I find this same joy in CL when I discover palettes like this. Bravo!

desuka

Perfect name for this one, it makes me want to scribble something :}

chiseledpixel

Very curious - There's something so humble yet lively about this palette - A hidden vibrance that can only be perceived when the colors are placed together.

It's reminiscent of an old man I once knew who wore a very reserved, laid-back attitude and never traveled without his cane, yet whenever music was played in the square, he's jump to his feet, smile, and dance as if a man half his age. :-)

MrsP

You are so interesting and so are your palettes! :)

Dia

That's a great story. Puts me in mind of a poem I read once.

reverbe

Heh . . . true or not, I love the story (and the strange idea that there's a finite amout of colours . . . I always wonder when CL is going to "run out" of new colours). Anyway, I could never get crayon sharpeners to work properly, but THIS . . . this works!

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