Thursday, 8 October 2020

Feeling blue...

What is blue?

Blue is a sapphire sky, 

On a hot summer's day, 

Blue is the ocean, 

Deep and crystal clear, 

Blue is a forget me not, 

Blowing in the wind.

(Unknown source)

I could stop there but there is always another story.

My blue painting has been reworked several times...

Here is the painting before I began.

I wanted to calm the image.

It might seem easy but it has taken three days of struggle.

There was a lot of scraping back 

and rubbing down as I tried to get what I wanted.

Actually, I wasn't sure what I wanted.

I thought I should include some strong marks,

and maybe some additional colour.

Resisting the urge to add, instead I subtracted.

This has given my picture space to 'breathe'.

It's a calm place to be.

'Deep in thought'

Oils and cold wax medium on 16 x 16 inch canvas.

Thank you for visiting...

Until next time.

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