the mood of creating can be strongly influenced by its colors. an old friend louise thomas, co-titled vernon payne's “blue period” (2006-2009) from his mixed media paintings and drawings. blue was chosen deliberately — it signified an enlightenment — a clarified mental perception of overcoming art from decoration into art as self reflection. blue represented the deep cold rejection of vernon's previous art period; "deco". the collection of the work could be found in vernon payne's book titled; "blue" co-titled by louise thomas, launching the summer of 2014.