Green Banality

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My quote today is about colour and green in particular.

“They’ll sell you thousands of greens. Veronese green and emerald green and cadmium green and any sort of green you like; but that particular green, never.”
Pablo Picasso, 1966.

Have you ever seen a painting that screeches green or do you avoid using green altogether?  Myself, I am not fond of the “lavatory greens” found ready mixed in tubes (and Viridian in particular.)  It seems green can only be mixed by oneself using all three primary colours, red, blue and yellow to make a vibrant tertiary green.

Do you suffer from green banality, i.e. are your greens devoid of freshness or originality?


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