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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

Smokin’

  Hex colour ref:  f0e891 A colourful note: this calm yellow colour, known as green yellow, first appeared as a Crayola crayon in 1997.   Copyright Debbie Smyth, 6 February 2017   Part of […]
Smokin’

Happy

  Hex colour reference:  #fce883 A colourful note:  yellow was, of course, in the original 1903 set of Crayola crayons and still remains. In Crayola world, it has changed shade a […]
Happy

Dramatic

One of the impressive buildings on Cienfuegos’ central square is the Tomás Terry Theatre, a structure where French and Italian influences are apparent. Its elegance is apparent even before stepping through the […]
Dramatic

Cuban Beauty

  The worn and peeling walls with their warm but fading colours combine perfectly with the  beauty of this portrait.   Copyright Debbie Smyth, 30 January 2017   Part of Monday Mural and Tuesdays […]
Cuban Beauty