This Paper Collection started out as being a Watercolour one but as you can see it changed.
Reasons for using Green as a colour in April:
- St. Patrick's Day - my paternal Grandfather was born in Dublin on St Patrick's Day
- in the Southern hemisphere, we are starting to see the leaves fall and/or change in colour & have to memorize how beautiful the trees are through an Autumn & Winter Season
- we are also thankful for the trees which keep their leaves
- the grass stays green but does not grow - a time for the lawnmower men to relax a bit
- but the lawnmower men now have to rake & get rid of the leaves
- in the Northern hemisphere, the trees have hints of the buds of the green leaves to come; the crocus are up, other bulbs will follow & the forsythia blooms are almost here & there are signs of Spring & other hints of the rejuvenation
- the main reason is that it is such a beautiful & vibrant colour with so many shades
The green colour is one of the most pervasive in the natural world. This colour can take a huge variety of shades, and whenever you paint landscapes, florals or living creatures, it’s crucial and challenging to choose the right ones for the situation.
Green is a secondary colour that is easy to obtain by mixing two primary colours: yellow and blue. In fact, “yellow” in this equation can vary, and range from Cadmium Lemon to Burnt Umber.
The Collection is available either printed or as a digital download:
A4 with or without the Cut & Creates, Mini Book/Journal, Card Artist Packs as well as Cut & Create Ephemera
The 12 Shades of Green Paper Collection
The 6 Shades of Green Cut & Creates
Some ideas for colours that work with green:
Hope you will enjoy working with the many shades of green - it is the colour of life, renewal, nature, and energy & is associated with the meanings of growth, harmony, freshness, safety, fertility, and environment.
Bye for now
PS. Remember Mother's Day is just around the corner