Mag nil o quence; Mon o chro mat ic #AtoZchallenge

Mag nil o quence

‘High-flown, lofty style of speaking or writing; use of big and unusual words, elaborate phrases, etc’

Is that what my mum hoped I’d be, by using our dictionary to teach me words of 13 letters or more?  Mum died before I became a teenager, and it’s a shame she didn’t get the chance to continue that practice.  These days I pride myself in being clear and concise (in my writing), normally using few and short words.  Wait for O though.. and I’m working on T, there will be some magniloquence going on there I hope.  tee hee

Another M I have more affinity to than magniloquence is:

Mon o chro mat ic

‘Of one colour only’

Whilst I am a colourful person and love colour I am drawn to images of one colour only and my own shadow flower paintings show that.  I love shadows.  I love that by different shades of one colour you can see depth and a whole story.

Whilst my shadow flower paintings are monochromatic to me, relooking at them, they aren’t really..  They are actually two as they have a background colour.  I have wondered about painting them in two shades of one colour which would be truly monochromatic and be more true to a shadow too.  (I’ve had a go at painting my tulips, now out in my garden, in 2 shades of one colour.  Is that monochromatic?)

Are you colourful or monochromatic?

Now go and read more magniloquence in the AtoZchallenge blogs


10 thoughts on “Mag nil o quence; Mon o chro mat ic #AtoZchallenge

  1. Yes! I have a thing for words myself. And spelling and pronunciation. Stopping by from A to Z. And I must say I am colourful (what a relief to spell THAT word right, instead of the American color). Oh, and I love that painting,

  2. Love your painting! Tulips are one of my favorite flowers. 🙂

    I think I’m a colorful person–I love color!

    Thanks for commenting on my post. You have a new follower. 🙂

  3. I must say that I had to look up the first word–I thought maybe you had made it up. That’s a new word for me and a good one at that.
    I probably come across as monochromatic to those who meet me, but the color is there if they look deeply enough.

    A Few Words
    An A to Z Co-host blog

    • Huge thanks for dropping by and commenting, it means a lot. I can’t imagine you have any spare time at all this month, and I made you go look up a word.. sorry about that. Glad you like it.
      You don’t appear monochromatic in the virtual world.

  4. I think I am a little of both depending on my mood, but I do to live in bold color as often as possible. Sometimes I must cleave to my shadows, though, and I have no explanation why.

  5. Hello, Fellow Challenger, from #399 – aka Rockin’Chair Reflections! Great post. Although, I dearly love your tulips, they are closer to being silhouette painting than monochromatic. When I first started oil painting, more than 40 years of, our first paintings were required she in monochromatic, meaning we would take one color and create the painting using it in varying shades. I think you would enjoy the exercise, using either the addition of black or white to your chosen color to create the shadings and brightness. I would love to see the tulips in that fashion.

    • Thanks, yes, I agree they’re more like silhouettes. Oh I see what you mean about monochromatic.. can’t you have a monochromatic silhouette? I wanted to show more of my paintings which are of flower shadows and one colour as that’s what I currently do. Glad you love my tulips.
      Thanks for stopping by.

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