The first set of greens I did is at the top. Two of the greens are not there because they are really, not green. I am filing them in my general Sabraset dye samples with the blue-greens.
The second is at the bottom. All seven are there, even the brownish one on the bottom (the third wrapping from the right). Since I will also be using browns, that one may prove valuable.
I still have a few more greens to try and then I can begin neutralizing one or more of these greens with their complements. For the yellow-greens, I will use red-violet; for the greens I will use red.
I am doing these neutralizing samples, not so much to discover new greens I might use, but to discover browns I might use with these greens. The browns will be found somewhere around the half-and-half range. So that is the range I will be exploring.
One thing I do want to think about is one small non-harmonic element in the mix. Too much harmony, for me, tends to create a soothing but lifeless piece. Perhaps a bit of red or red-orange somewhere?
“Two Sets of Greens Done“ was written by Margaret Carpenter for Talking about Weaving and was originally posted on September 28, 2009. ©2009 Margaret Carpenter aka Peg in South Carolina.