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.
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.