Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Green is a colour

As I walked down a path the other day at the BBG, during the cherry blossomless cherry blossom festival, I heard a man saying loudly and sarcastically into his Blackberry, in a real Brooklyn accent, Oh look, there's green! And...there's green also. And I see some more green! My God, there's so much colour here I don't think I can stand it! It's so colourful here! - he ended in disgust.

Grrr, I thought.

Green. What do people see, sometimes? There are a hundred greens. Dark, bright, pale, yellow, blue, grey, shiny, matte, furry, glossy, soft, mottled, saturated, iridescent, opaque, delicate, loud. Green is gorgeous. Green keeps us alive.

The corner above, a study in green, is lovely, and is shown from the Magnolia Plaza. It is all about texture, and green, and form, and I love it.


  1. Green, the best colour; We are surrounded with it here, and I love it too.

  2. I feel sorry for the man & his blackberry. He seems like he can't see the forest through the trees!

    Green is one of my favorite colors.
    Three rooms in our house are each painted a different shade of green. Of course it's not the same as nature's greens, but the color has such a good vibe. I find it to be a very healing color as well.

  3. My art school professor told me that a gallerist informed him that people won't buy green landscape paintings, so paint around the green, use different colors in place of green.

    Now wonder how many green-dominant paintings have become art icons.

    Yet, I have two dominant colors in my recent paintings-green and gray.


    I suppose it's the baseline, it doesn't provoke! Its the background of events not the event itself!

    Of course, I disagree, but to blackberry man's reasoning...

  4. Well, clearly he's not one of "us". *sniff* Could you ask him to leave the garden in your capacity as volunteer? That might be fun.

  5. There's a spot on my old college campus that turns so green in spring - like today! - that even the air seems green. It's one of my very favorite places - and memories. Wish I were there today!

  6. Mr.Blackberry sounds like another candidate for the "oxygen deprivation" programme.

  7. "Green IS a color!" It's one of my favorite things to say to people who complain about the lack of color in the garden. Charlatans.


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