Powerful Blues, Calm Light

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This is really just a bit of Blue…. zen.

Or as my friend might say, “bliss.” Summer time bliss.


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Light on the Water, Blue …..  prints are available




The Light of Blue

The lights that seemingly play upon the waters, soothe and relax.


I could easily think of times past, floating upon blue rivers on a lovely summers day.


Well, near enough to carefree.

And I certainly made the most of those hours I did get to spend,  drifting down the river.



Blue is Creative

The snarky side grumbles, “Can’t do that now.”

I hear myself say.

But wait. Then again…. Yes.

Yes I can.


You see, I just did!

The mind, the imagination is a powerful force.

So even though one may no longer run a 20 mile marathon, dive the seven seas, ski the black diamond slopes with wild abandon any longer……. physically

if  I can imagine it, If I can envision it, then my mind tells me I am doing it.

A physical limitation, does not govern my entire being. It does not rule – me –



So Just by the Looking at these Blue Tropical Colors, Just by the Imagining ….. I am snorkelling the warm tropical waters off the coast of Jamaica, near the tiny village of Negril.

Calm. Refreshed. Relaxed.

It is delightful!


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In an upcoming post,  I’ll be showing the fun things I’ve been “imagining and creating”  while lounging away on my recovery station aka my bed!

There are some lovely art pieces.

So, even cooped up, I haven’t been completely without art,  by any means.




The Power of Blue.

Indanthrone, Prussian, Ultramarine, Cerulean, Phalo, Cobalt, Cobalt Teal Blue, Indigo…….these are my core basic blues.

My favorites that I need.

I love that there are so many hues and shades of blue, so many changing faces of  blue.


I find its power is in its  ability to create and transform.

Not just the painting, the image, but the artist and the viewers.


Blue is a vital foundation color that I have 3x more of than any other color!

For good reason.

With many Blues, I can say and do, mix and Create so many things.




Great Partner Posts:

Dive into Blue 


Cobalt Teal Blue 





IF,  It can be Imagined ….



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The act of creation, in any media is a fascinating and magical process. I simply love to create. Expressing in color, line, tone, texture - as if, they were words upon a page. Creating a uniquely me, interpretation. Enjoy More of my "one-of-a-kind" expressive art at society6.com/debiriley and, redbubble.com/people/debijriley/shop

21 thoughts on “Powerful Blues, Calm Light

      1. that is good to hear, too many days without enough sleep – is not a pretty sight.
        and no. at that point, there is not enough coffee to solve the dilemma is there!? lol

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  1. yes! Blue is the color of many subtle moods-“changing faces”. One needs lots of different blues in the box. i love finally having someone put that in words for me. I, too, have more blues than any other color.

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  2. Blue is one of my all time favorite colors, lovely post and yes creatively one can sail the world! I have a question for you, which blues would duplicate that distant sizzling blue that is so rich and vivid that shows up in that perfect atmosphere? You know, the combo that is between a cerulean blue and perhaps fub? I am thinking that it has a touch of blue green. Do you know what I mean? Hope all is well and you are still a-mending!

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    1. thanks M! I’m going to ‘stab’ in the dark here…. perhaps phalo mixed with cerulean and white. but, whats in my head, isn’t in everyone else’s. lol if you have a Visual…. show me!! debi

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      1. okay….I’ll try to find something tomorrow. I saw that particular blue while driving to town and I thought….oh my! I have to figure out how to match that color. It is the exact same blue that I have been enthralled with for quite a while. I’ll find it and send it over via here

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