BoscPosted: February 24, 2014
I have always been taught that if you mix your own greens (as opposed to using green paint straight from the tube) the result will be more like a colour you find in nature. Viridian is a green that is clearly artificial (although John Singer Sargent used it in a pure form to great success) but Sap Green is much more of a green that you might find in nature. Of course if you are painting a manufactured object — like the cloth that was under my pears today — you might just want a tube colour. A bit of diluted Sap Green mixed with some Azo yellow was perfect for this.