Friday, January 18, 2008

Amish Blue/Green

Bid for this painting on Ebay!

I've been told that the original reason for the Amish painting their doors blue was to 'advertise' the fact that the daughter of the house was available for marriage. I'm not sure that's true any more, since all the houses we saw had blue doors...or maybe there were a lot of single girls around? Anyway, I love that colour, and I've had an epic today trying to get it right. Turns out it's actually Thalo green (blue shade) mixed with white, which I had to drive 20 miles mid-painting to find. I don't think the photo does it justice, the original is a lot more luminous - but the camera just wouldn't capture it perfectly. I'm going to try again tomorrow in the natural morning light.

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