In each installment, a guest writer chooses one Pantone color they find particularly meaningful, intriguing, or just aesthetically beautiful—and tells us why. 

Check out our collections dedicated to Pantone 319—in vertical and horizontal.

By Julie Siracusa, artist

There is a little-known place near Megan’s Bay in Saint Thomas, U.S.V.I. in the Caribbean. On my first visit, I dubbed it Moby Dick Beach. It’s about a hundred yard trek down the hill off Red Rock Road. Through the trees and over the rocks, there lies a pristine stretch of sandy beach. This is where the water is Pantone 319. I define it as aquamarine. This luminous greenish-blue takes me to the shallows at the water’s edge. This where I find bliss. This is where I feel alive. This is perfection to me. A slice of paradise with the most brilliant glowing sea. A petite palm anchors a small jetty on the south end of the beach. Tiny brightly colored fish mingle beneath the surface. All of this is what inspires me to capture moments in time, above and below the surface, and translate them into the purest of lines. Water is what pulls me to my easel and guides me through its fluid arrangement.

 

Julie's "Below the Surface"

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