Sunday, March 10, 2013

Emerald Green

St Patrick's Day is coming up, and that has me thinking about the color green. Pantone's color of the year for 2013 is Emerald green. I can't say that this is my favorite green, as I generally prefer more natural "woodier" greens, but Emerald can look very modern and classy. (actually neither of those adjectives really describe me, so maybe that is why I don't paint with Emerald much!).

Here is a Pantone suggested color palette using Emerald. I am going to see how I can work this fresh color into my designs this year. To mix Emerald in watercolor, I have used Peacock Blue and Permanent Yellow Light. The watercolors I use are Mijello Mission Gold.

I have been experimenting with finding natural subjects where I can incorporate the new color palette. This is lots of fun and has led me to subjects that I might not have thought of painting otherwise! Happy Painting, everyone!


  1. Your emerald fish looks gorgeous!
    I used emerald as a back ground in an attempt to copy a Botero painting as a study object. My oh my, it was difficult to soften it all. As such I quite like emerald green, it is a 'sea' colour to me.
    Happy day!

  2. What an interesting way to give your artwork a fresh slant, Jane!

    I'm not really an 'emerald' person either, except maybe in combination with blue for a really vibrant 'accent', definitely to do with the sea, as Jacoba says :)

  3. Wow, nice fish, looks great Jane, is that a sea bass?