Seascape - The Color Blue

The Color Blue - 'Horse Under Big Sky'.

I know I've shown you this one before, because it's featured on my wall calendar 2018, but I did not yet blog about it and being the 'nerd' that I am, I need to blog all these paintings Chronologically. So hereby.

Most questions in social have been about the color blue in this one.

→ "What color is that?" "What color blue you always bring?"

Well, this is a turquoise blue mix. 'Fauled up' with a gray. Has a yellowish underlayer, down towards the horizon it turns into another blue. Probably a bit of ultramarine.

I have many different blues, all you can find really. When I finish one, I move to what else I have. These are all experiments. Therefore it keeps to be hard to ever get a similar piece.

I forget mixes, forget outcomes. Part of the fun. Part of these experiments.

 SSP04 Seascape Plein air Painting "Horse Under Big Sky"

By Roos Schuring, oil on canvas, 24 × 30 cm | 9.6″ x 11.8″ (sold) Find Seascapes for Sale here:

Plus it doesn't really matter, remembering how to create a mix, mixes.

- It's about what's out there, that stimulates you taking either one blue.

- When you mix, paint what you see, what you feel the moment is about, you can never go wrong. 

- Mixing will become second nature, when you're practicing: mixing the colors that you see, right then, right there.

I know painters who keep a fixed set of tubes/colors, nevermind which subject to paint.

Although handy, I would get bored. I want to test and use all. 

→ There are so many choices, perhaps you should test out what each Blue does!

 

PS. My newest finding is Indianthrene Blue!!

 


Find this painting and 99 more in '100 Seascapes'.
A book with seascapes by Roos Schuring.
'100 Seascapes - Sky, Clouds & Light' is available here.

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