a day has many words and many colours in it
'Dance the orange.'
RAINER MARIA RILKE
'For those colors which you wish to be beautiful, always first prepare a pure white ground.'
LEONARDO DA VINCI
Victoria Finlay writes at the end of her book on Colour :
...And I felt glad that I had made my paintbox journeys when I could still explore worlds of approximation and poetry, before the colours began to loose their words.