Thursday, April 30, 2009

My creative workspace has the color Verdigris

I am so much into Verdigris lately, I could paint everything into Verdigris! :-)
(Verdigris creatures in Copenhagen)

(find my new verdigris creations in my shop)

But what exactly is Verdigris?: Verdigris is the common name for the green coating or patina formed when copper, brass or bronze is weathered and exposed to air or seawater over a period of time.

The name Verdigris comes from the Middle English vertegrez, from the Old French verte grez, an alteration of vert-de-Grèce ("green of Greece"). The modern French spelling of this word is vert-de-gris. Since it was used as a pigment in paintings and other art objects (as green color), it was required by artists in Greece. (Notice that my Verdigris is a bit more turquoise then green)