As a kid, I had a book of Impressionist paintings with a color plate of one of Monet's paintings of the Japanese bridge in his garden at Giverny. I loved this image. I'm pretty sure that image attached is The One. Its one of the first paintings that moved me.
I watched an episode of The Mindy Show recently in which Mindy was ridiculed by a snobby cultural writer type for liking Monet's paintings of the bridge (my hazy recollection). Oh, the sting of a critique of your first love.
In college, I was warned by an instructor that using green in an image was risky and almost certainly doomed to failure.
As it happens, I'm using a lot of green in a painting at the moment, and finding that it is cropping up quite a bit in all areas of my life. Pantone's color of the year is Emerald. Sounds about right to me.
It's hard to say for sure, but I seem to be leaning into green. I'm not going to let a fictional jaded snob or a moment of questionable pedagogy limit my creative explorations.
Wish me luck on this perilous journey.