RDP Thursday: How green is blue


A good question: Mr. Swiss bought this creation from a painter many years ago. Not really my taste, but it has been hanging on the wall of the bedroom for at least 40 years and I never really thought about the actual colours until today, Is it blue or green orginally. It seems to have a green basis, covered in blue and then with the appliance of something sharp the green appears again, but what is blue and what is green.

There is a border between these two colours, which perhaps out of convenience we could say there is definitely a breath of turquoise mixed in somewhere.

But who am I to say, the daughter of a father who was completely colour blind, perhaps wearing a green sock together with a blue one, just like my No.2 son who is also colour blind. Did he inherit this from his grandfather? Without me he would have inherited nothing, but I am the only child of my dad, a daughter. Females are not often colourblind, only in the case that the father is colourblind and the mother is a carrier of the gene, just like me, but my mum was not a carrier. And so I am the culprit for my son’s colourblindness. I am the carrier. However I am drifting, because I really do have difficulty in defining what is blue or green. Blue can be quite green and green tends to drift into blue as far as I am concerned.

River Aare

RDP Thursday: How green is blue

9 thoughts on “RDP Thursday: How green is blue

  1. I love the painting too, Pat.
    My husband is colour blind. We have no female offspring. Despite this, or maybe because of it, he has this amazing ability to see things that I would completely miss because they blend in so well to their surrounding environment. What he doesn’t see that well is those things that are in contrast to their environment. Weird.

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  2. I like the painting and the mix of colors here and there. I agree about the colors drifting into one another, especially aqua, teal and turquoise, each of them has a bit of green and blue

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    • I must admit the painting is quite clever. I think because it has always been hanging in the same place, I just took it for granted and never really looked at the details.


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