Ultramarine in Bold #worldwatercolormonth

#worldwatercolormonth, ultramarine blue pb29, abstract art, debiriley.com

Doodling. Making it up as I went along.

It was kind of fun.

And kind of like floating down the river on an air mattress on a lovely sunny day.  Enjoying the day and just letting the river take me where it chose.


#worldwatercolormonth, ultramarine blue pb29, abstract art, debiriley.com
Bold Ultramarine Abstract watercolor


Bold and Abstract

Its a bit of zen and a bit of bold.

Its nothing – really.

But mix of colors and shapes and lines, that seem to work well together.




Blue and Orange; Light and Dark; Textured and Smooth; Rounded curves and Sharp edged lines.

Verticals, diagonals and implied horizontals.

There are enough contrasts to make this image interesting.



You remember I’ve  mentioned before, sometimes the artist IS thinking of specific symbols and meanings and content as they create their abstract.

Well,  This is an example where I had absolutely nothing… zero… in mind.

I’d call it, ’empty mind’  in the nicest possible way.   In the meditational context of ‘no-mind.’






Palette of Colors

french ultramarine     **always a fan of Winsor & Newton French Ultramarine

light red

indigo blue 

cerulean blue

winsor lemon


Painted on a dry, small sheet of 8×10  Fabriano Cold Press 100% cotton rag watercolor paper.






    1. C Ray – wow! first, thank you very much, that is so lovely to have someone connect my work – to MR. Matisse!
      I had not seen that ‘look’ or similarity, til your comment. then returned to the piece and looked again.
      And, I can see there is a subtle influence thru this image. thank you for sharing that, and your kind comment! cheers, Debi


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