I think that the Japanese have many words for different colors of green. It makes sense to me that a culture so interested in nature would have words like "shin ryu" which refers to the color that is the bright acid green of new leaves.
For myself, an avid painter of safety cones, I love Pyrrole Orange and Cadmium Orange and Vat orange and Alizarin Orange and Permanent Orange and Coral Orange and Scheveningen Orange and Indian Yellow Orange Lake Extra.
Susan Shaw is an internationally exhibited painter and photographer. Private and public collections include the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Shaw is the recipient of two New York State Artist’s Fellowships and 2007/2009 residency fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center.
Kurt Hoss is a freelance photographer capturing the exuberance of
New York City for 35 years. A favorite project has been documenting life in south western Louisiana, culminating in two recent books, Going to Lafayette and Bosco Swamp.
Shaw and Hoss recently received an AVA gold award for video production, as producers of The Mermaid Parade.