So this new writing segment I’ve come up with is about when I find something on a label that I find weird, creative, or just awesome.
This weeks segment will focus on an art related product. I’m actually an art student (among other things) so I have to buy a lot of cheap decent paint (student budget).
During my using art haul I managed to grab the:
Reeves 18-Milliliter Oil Color Set, 18-Pack
for only, ONLY, $9.50! I was excited. That was really cheap! I almost didn’t go for it at Michaels because some “person” put the set under a price tag of $49 bucks!
Anyway, what I found utterly hilarious about this product was the names of the paints on the back of the box.
- Titanium white: I thought Titanium was a silver-metal? This color is just plain white.
- Lemon yellow: Because a yellow isn’t yellow unless its a Lemon yellow.
- Medium yellow: Because the Easy yellow is a lemon and the Hard yellow is orange apparently.
- Orange: That’s it? No Orange orange?
- Flesh tint: I though that was considered racist? i.e. crayola crayons changed to the term “Peach”…
- Brilliant red: Because poor orange isn’t good enough to be brilliant.
- Crimson: Like blood I suppose?
- Violet: Decent.
- Phthalo blue: Phtha- What? “Google search”: “a cyclic blue-green organic pigment” Okay that makes more sense?
- Ultramarine: Fine, a darker blue. Like the ocean?
- Permanent green light: Okay what the heck? How is it more permanent than the other colors? How is it a light?
- Sap green: This one’s a little sappy I think, Punny? No? oh…
- Viridian hue: I just remember the Viridian forest in Pokemon Red…
- Yellow ochre: Yellow brown color, I get this one.
- Burnt sienna: Sienna is a form of limonite clay…on fire?
- Burnt umber: Umber is a natural brown clay pigment… on fire as well?
- Paynes’ grey: “The colour is named after William Payne, who painted watercolours in the late 18th century.” Okay, makes sense.
- Ivory black: Just a tad redundant.