Is this green enough for you? 1

I have this weird thing, where, when I color a cartoon, I often decide that there aren’t enough colors. Not that there aren’t enough colors in my paintbox or on my palette ( or more recently, in my Painter Essentials 5 program), but not enough colors in the universe.

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LA is green if you pick the right day.

I can’t even think of the colors I need and want, which makes it that much harder. I get mad looking at my huge cardboard color wheel; who the hell invented this, with not enough colors on it?

I’ve noticed greens are one of the hardest colors to find. I think I bought most of the shelf watercolor tubes in green. My mainstays and faves are olive and lime green, but I’ve noticed lime green doesn’t go very well with a lot of other colors. Turquoise is good, but then you’re tending towards blue, and that’s another whole can of worms.

But one day last “winter” – the best season for photography in LA – I saw this from my window. This is nature’s way of saying “green rocks, and don’t you forget it.”

One comment on “Is this green enough for you?

  1. Donna Barstow Jul 26,2008 1:30 pm

    hello from your pal Donna

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