Category: Green colors

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Hooker’s Green

William Jackson Hooker was an English botanist and botanical illustrator who lived from 1785 to 1865. In his botanical illustrations, he naturally needed a natural green color for all green plants. He liked to…

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Sap Green (NG2)

Sap green is another of all traditional colors that today is just an imitation. The original color Sap green was made from plant juices that were squeezed from, usually, unripe buckthorn berries, but also…

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Viridian

During the first half of the 19th century, the new color Chromium oxide green began to be used in art. A French paint manufacturer, Pannetier, made the paint according to a secret recipe. Somewhat…

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Perylene green (PBk31)

Is it green or is it black, hard to say. Maybe it’s a black color with a green tone. If you paint with the color concentrated, it is clearly black, but if you dilute…

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Phthal green (PG7 – PG36)

There is nothing in nature that is as green as phthalo green. What is the use of such a color? It is almost ridiculously pure and green. When a new student comes to my…

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Terre Verte (Green Earth) PG23

Real Terre Verte is not so easy to use, it can not be mixed with other colors if you want a reasonably pure color as a result. It granulates heavily and is weak, in…