Young summer's night

'You need to think about broadening your pallete.'

I was an aspiring art student, trembling through an interview at my dream art school.

Three tutors were flipping through my sketchbooks at ferocious speed.

For the first time, I noticed how the pages were almost exclusively drenched in my then-favourite colours of Prussian Blue and Indigo.

Then, a few weeks later, an acceptance letter landed on my doormat.

In my elation, I vowed to learn to love all the colours of the rainbow.

But June nights – full of the beautiful, beguiling magic of summer – will always bring me back to my first loves of Prussian Blue and Indigo.

Pearl