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BS Bronze Greens
Jan 9th, 2016 | | Aesthetics | History | 8 Comments

Bronze Green

Geffrye Museum - Bronze Green door and Lead Colour balustrade The biggest problem with the naming of colour is the inevitable one of interpretation. Few more so than ‘Bronze Green’, which to some will conjure up...

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Fresh Peas - with thanks to Gerry the Cook
Dec 9th, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | History | Comments Off

Pea Green

Fresh Peas - with thanks to Gerry the Cook Pea Green is a colour name that immediately conjures up an image, but on reflection is it the colour of fresh peas, frozen peas, tinned peas or (forgive the accent) mushy...

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John Smith's The Art of Painting in Oyl
Nov 27th, 2011 | | History | 3 Comments

The Art of Painting in Oyl (2)

John Smith's The Art of Painting in Oyl may perhaps lay claim to being the first house-painting manual in the English language. At least that was the conclusion that I reached after a lengthy analysis of...

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Baty Arms
Nov 5th, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | Colour Services | 11 Comments

Heraldic Colours (or Tinctures)

Tinctures One of the main aims of heraldry is to provide easily recognisable symbols and this is achieved by using clear colours and by following strict rules. However, not all of these are colours in the true...

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Caspar Grey
Oct 30th, 2011 | | Aesthetics | Colour Ranges | 7 Comments

The Perfect Grey (or is it “Gray”?)

A sequence of very pale Pure greys produced by Papers and Paints (SC371-SC375). The sequence continues in gradual steps to off-black It is generally accepted that "Grey" is the English spelling for an achromatic or...

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Frontispiece to P.F. Tingry's The Painter's & Colourman's Complete Guide...
Jun 29th, 2011 | | Patrick's Writing | 2 Comments

The Methods and Materials of the House-Painter in England 1650-1850

The text of my thesis can be found here Papers and Paints can be found here: View Larger...

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