Artists, know thy greens.
During the lead up to St. Paddy’s Day, we’re going to develop our sensitivity to green. When the big day comes, you won’t just order a green beer; you’ll have the discernment to order yours sage, spruce, or sea-foam. Make mine more of an avocado.
This week the assignment is to notice all the different greens around you. Look up now: see all the variations of green in the room you’re in and think up names for them. Good descriptive names; there’s no “plain green”. Next week, we’ll practice mixing greens. This week you’ve got it easy while you work on your rose (lesson#9).
When last in Ireland, I played this “name the color” game. But not with greens.
Who wants ten days of gray? Not I. I had dove, slate, burnished pewter, silver, and platinum days. Waking up to another rainy day (slate, nickel, and gull feather), the proprietress would come singing in with my porridge, ” Such a lovely “soft” day.”
We Irish, it’s only sometimes that we think all the world is a Guinness.
Enjoy your greens. Leave your list in the comments section.