Friday, November 20, 2009


Presented as a public service...




Saxe Blue

Chinese White

Purple Madder

Silk Green

Tyrian Purple

Primrose Yellow

Raw Umber

Burnt Sienna


Donkey Brown


Crimson Lake

Cobalt Blue

Persian Blue

Naples Yellow

Raw Sienna

Hooker's Green

Indian Yellow

Prussian Blue

Lamp Black

Paris Green

Vandyke Brown

Duck Egg Blue

British Racing Green

Pansy Violet

Scarlet Lake

Sap Green

Venetian Red

Yellow Ochre


Salmon Pink


Japanese Imperial Purple

For some unaccountable reason I have an urge to dig out the Oxo tin full of pastels...


Jimmy Bastard said...

Memories of flares, 10cc, and trips on my oul red bicycle just came flooding back.

fairyhedgehog said...

Thank you for posting this. I love seeing the different blues and I really don't remember Hooker's Green.

Gadjo Dilo said...

Yes, Hooker's Green is the odd one out isn't it?

Gaw said...

Tremendous Kevin. And a public service already made use of as I've linked to this page from today's post. How else could I attempt to provide more or less accurate descriptions for the colours of Penguin book jackets?

KAZ said...

Thankyou Kevin
I've been worrying about Bice.
Now I see the problem - it is rather forgettable isn't it.

Madame DeFarge said...

I always had a soft spot for mandarin. Now, I'm more of a satsuma in my current role.

Lulu LaBonne said...

Great to meet Bice - I like him!

Kevin Musgrove said...

Jimmy: happy to serve, old lad

fairyhedgehog: I'm amazed at how much I enjoyed doing this. And just to reassure you and Gadjo: Hooker's Green's real enough. I've still got a tube of Romney watercolour somewhere.

Gareth: do you know, I hadn't noticed that!

Kaz: you're welcome. Eminently forgettable I think.

Madame: a girl needs a hobby (-:

Lulu: it occurs to me that it's a colour that men of my age could do well to wear. Especially trousers.

nursemyra said...

I'm madder than purple

Kevin Musgrove said...

But lovely with it! (-: