Monday Motivator: Passively Appropriate Colours?

Monsieur P Artiste Monday Motivator from Marion Boddy-Evans Isle of Skye art Studio

“…although his colours are the fruit of observation, [he] does not aim to make them passively appropriate.”
— Claire Rendell on the artist David Tress, in a catalogue from 2002 “David Tress”, p53

1. Passively appropriate would seem to suggest that actively inappropriate colour could also be a thing.

2. I guess the Expressionists were onto that already.

3. The in-house art critic and I keep reading his name as David Trees, not Tress.

Seaside Yellows Watercolour

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