I had some trouble getting started with this exercise. I did not have trouble finding colours to express feelings but I did have trouble coming up with the appropriate marks. I was thinking about it too much and that was really holding me back. So it took me a long time to finish it. The most difficult combination of words was ‘bright – dull’. I had a hard time translating those into marks. But I like the end result. My favourite is ‘anger’ where I put a thick layer of black acrylic paint on top of the red paint and than scratched part of the black paint away again.
Active – dull and order – chaos
Sad – happy and bright – dull
Hot – cold and calm – anger