Monday, September 10, 2012

Color of the Week ~ Vermilion

Vermilion is red with some orange in it. Vermilion is also known as Cinnabar, from the naturally occurring mineral pigment, and China Red.

Cinnabar in its raw form.

Vermilion is an eye-catching color in a painting.

Vermilion Meadow by Robert Striffolino

Vermilion Wood by Robert Striffolino

Vermillion by Helen Shideler

And in nature, as this Vermilion Flycatcher shows.

Image by ltshears

Or in these depictions of a Vermilion Flycatcher.

Vermilion Flycatcher, Handpainted Wood

1912 Antique Bird Children Book Plate

Vermilion is an elegant decorative color.

Vermilion Table Runner

Qing Dynasty Teapot. Image by Rosemania

Of course jewelry is always welcome.

Autumn Vermilion Leaf Earrings

Giraffe #115 has a nice Vermilion background on which to play.

1 comment:

  1. The Vermillion Flycatcher is a stunning bird. I don't really like birds in person, but pictures are lovely. :)

    -Ani Rae