Saturday, April 4, 2015

Lucky Green

I'm loving the palette of Lucky Green, Synergy, and Dragon Fruit on this new painting of mine, Tropical Dance, acrylic on canvas, 24" x 30". This bright spring palette is heavy on shades of pthalo green from emerald to mint with accents of seafoam turquoise, gold, and pink.

Pthalo green has always been one of my go-to colors. Introduced in 1938, it is a soft green powder insoluble in water, according to Winsor & Newton. Previous to its introduction, the only greens capable of equal brilliance were the original emerald greens which were opaque, more limited in their mixtures, harmful, and much less permanent.
Tropical Dance Prints available on Society 6.
Original available at