Cobalt teal blue splashes onto the paper in my efforts for a cooler, refreshing ambience.

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Summer Heat

The palette knife loaded with Acrylic paint slides on the wet paper in a brief fleeting kiss. Perfect for creating smooth applications of color in my abstract painting today.

More palette knife posts are The Delightful Palette Knife and  Watercolour with Knife and  my page …   Watercolor Basic Tips has plenty of great new information on color, tone, mixing and techniques.


Scarlet red orange symbolises the summer’s heat wave.

The cobalt teal blue, a wonderful cooling oasis… all in my imagination of course.


As many of you know now,  cobalt teal blue pg50 has been making a fairly consistent appearance in my paintings lately.

Its such a great Cooling color to splash around the canvas or the paper, I can’t resist the beguiling cobalt teal.


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Splash of Cobalt Teal Oasis


One final thought….   Even though I went a bit  Color Happy,   have a very close look at the tonal values in these.


Check,  to see if you can clearly see my Light (near white) tones;  my Mid Tones;  and my Deep Darks (near/Black)  tones.


With Abstract Art – its even more important, to get all those tones very clear and not muddled up.