Firstly, what does the colour green mean to me? When I see green I picture growth, healing, peace and calmness. In nature it is the colour that signifies life. Green is the soft grass under my bare feet, its nature incarnate, the colour of life.
Let’s see what the experts say. After researching I discovered that green is associated with wellbeing, restfulness, and equilibrium. It has a rejuvenating quality that restores your life force and nurtures your mind, body and spirit. It is the fourth chakra and governs the heart.
Green has the energy of nature, growth and expansion. Mentally it helps to alleviate fears, anxieties and calms emotions.
The green personality in its positive form is a community spirited one who is kind natured, friendly and will help anyone who needs it. On the negative side it is the materialistic, possessive person who cannot part with their wealth and is greedy. The phrase green eyed monster is used to describe a jealous person. An individual can be green with envy. I find it interesting when we often refer to colours when relating to people.
I think it is time to show you the stages of my painting. It is funny actually, but when I was thinking about doing a green painting I had
something totally different in mind, but when I stood in front of the canvas the painting took on a life of its own and turned out totally different.
The end result however turned out pretty good so I can’t complain.
Love and Peace
The first stage consisted of drawing flowing lines across the canvas signifying the flow of life force or creative energy. There are no square or rigid shapes in nature so I thought it would be a good idea to have flowing lines like intermingling energies mixing and combining to form new life.
After that it was a case of painting varying shades of green, rather like the Malachite gemstone. I received a beautiful heart shaped
Malachite from my mother-in-law before she passed away, so this painting just reminded me of it. As I was painting I experimented by mixing the shades to see what kind of effects came
about. The result was pleasing to the eye so I continued. Here are the next few stages….
Here are the final stages… I am happy with the result considering it was a freestyle painting with no planning. I love the merging of the colours almost like different levels of dimensions one on top of the other. I have named it ‘Which Way Now?’
Until next time take care.
By the way I thought I will leave you with this small video which really sums up the colour Green.