Book of Color, Study of Green

The fourth panel in the Book of Color is Green.

Book of Color Green

Below are the supplies I used:

Book of Color Green Mediums

Acrylic paints – soft body and fluid.  These three were very different in color.  The inexpensive acrylic was a beautiful grass green called Green Light, the Golden Green Gold was lovely.  I liked how the green and the gold separated depending on how thin I laid down the paint.  The other Golden was Permanent Green Light.

Daler Romney and Liquitex acrylics – The Daler Romney has a beautiful shine and a bit of glimmer to it (similar to the LuminArte Watercolors), the color is Macaw Green.  The Liquitex color was Vivid Lime Green.

Adirondack Color Wash spray – the color is Lettuce and was more brown than green once sprayed.  You can see the droplets in the upper left corner.

Dylusions Ink spray – Loved the brightness of this color, Fresh Lime.

Painters and Liquitex acrylic pens – Loved the Painters bright green called Lime Green.  It was a neon.  The darker green of the Liquitex was Emerald green.  The lighter Liquitex was Vivid Lime Green and matched their acrylic ink that I used.

Faber Castell Gel Stick – what is not to like about these?  They go on smooth and activate nicely when water is applied with a brush.

Caran d’Arche neocolor II – like the gel sticks, they roll on smooth and activate more color when water is applied.  The two colors were Spring Green and Yellow Green.

Colored pencils (Faber Castell) – I had lots of green pencils but decided on these three, light green, emerald green and dark phthalo green.

LuminArte Watercolors – Key Lime, Irish Mist and Moss Green.  Love the shimmer in these.

Zebra highlighter pen – the neon didn’t show through as much as I had expected (like I saw on the yellow panel).

Cray-Pas Oil Pastel – lovely spring green, the color was Yellow Green.  Knowing that other mediums will not lay on top of this, I didn’t use much.

Gelly Roll pen – this one didn’t show up well.  I used it to make zig zag marks between the solid color bars.  I think these pens are make for darker backgrounds.

Ranger Archival Ink pad – I used this color, Olive, with a foam stamp (bars on the sides).  It’s pretty dark as expected.

StazOn Ink pad – the color, Cactus Green, was also applied using the foam stamp.

I’ve discovered that I am drawn to the light, bright greens and that you just need a bit of the dark for contrast.

Ready for the next panel, blue.  I have lots of shades, tints and tones of that color.

Cheers!

 

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