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Standing Ovation

. Part of the Crayola Colour Challenge, Hex colour reference:  #199ebd A colourful note:  the bright blue green shade joined the Crayola colour offerings in 1930.   Copyright Debbie Smyth, 5 March 2017 […]
Standing Ovation

Revolution

      Hex colour reference:  #78dbe2 A colourful note: the first recorded use of aquamarine as a colour name in English was in 1598.     Copyright Debbie Smyth, 1 March […]
Revolution

Pensive

Ángel Agustín María Carlos Fausto Mariano Alfonso del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús Lara y Aguirre del Pino (1897 – 1970), known as Agustín Lara,  was a Mexican songwriter.  He wrote over […]
Pensive

Showing its age

Hex colour ref: #1cac78 A colourful note: from a colour psychology viewpoint, green is seen to bring equilibrium, balancing the head with the heart; it is the colour of growth, spring and renewal; it […]
Showing its age

Urban Agriculture

Cuba’s food and goods supplies collapsed when the USSR fell and urban agriculture (small areas in cities and towns used to grow vegetables an raise animals) became a necessity. Copyright Debbie Smyth, 22 […]
Urban Agriculture

Driving in Havana

    Hex colour ref:  1df914 A colourful note: The first recorded use of lime as a colour name in English was in 1890.  Crayola introduced this electric version as a crayon […]
Driving in Havana

Well paired

Big splashes of aquamarine with a dash of asparagus in the corner!   Hex colour reference:  #87a96b A colourful note: the colour name asparagus green was first used in English in 1805. […]
Well paired

Hockney at Tate

“Sir, You state, … that cigarettes will be sold in “boxes decorated in an off-putting shade of olive green”.  I don’t believe there are “off-putting“ colours … The colour will be quite […]
Hockney at Tate