WORK IN PROGRESS of Barcelona-based illustrator Jani Lunablau

April 16, 2015

WORKSHOP ABOUT GREEN, THE COLOR OF GROWTH

The beginning of spring and a solar eclipse seemed to be the perfect day to give a workshop to my artist friends of 'Se una notte...' about the color GREEN.
Being a combination of Yellow and Blue, Green encompasses the mental clarity and optimism of Yellow with the emotional calm and insight of Blue: Green is the great balancer of our mental, emotional and physical energies. From a meaning of colors perspective, Green is also the color of growth, the color of spring - it renews and restores depleted energy. This is why we like to walk through woods and why many hospitals paint their walls in shades of Green... also, in former times, people opted for Green for their living rooms.
On the negative side, Green can be associated with poison (formerly, arsenic was used to create a strong Green and it appears in toxic animals) and illness, as human skin seems to turn Green when lacking red blood cells.


Once my dear listeners got through the theory, we started to create different shades and textures of Green with whatever technique. Afterwards, we cut all the textures in equal pieces, distributed them on 10 separate piles, gave them nice rounded corners, punched a hole into every single one of them, bound them together with a colorful string and...voilà:
A personal Pantone of Greens for everybody. 
It was lot's of fun and tons of work and might even be useful in moments of doubt which shade of Green to chose for an illustration. 

different shades of green