Peaceful. Another day in Paradise?
Well….. lets go with, “almost.”
Cobalt Teal Blue isn’t a real magic wand!
But, it does wonders for a moment’s respite. And that works, doesn’t it?
Teal Blue Paradise
I can easily imagine, for a brief moment, a calm Lagoon Paradise.
See-through waters are lapping white sand shores,
pulling me in.
Immersed in the tropical warmth of the lagoon waters,
See how easy that was? How Fun, how Relaxing?!
Compare these 2 images. Both in blue greens, but 2 differing ‘moods.’
Design and Intent
Purposefully, with intent my Featured painting was created for maximum impact of rest and peace.
There were 4 things I focused on to achieve that goal:
- SIMPLICITY of Design
- DUOCHROME Extremely limited palette
- GRADATION of tonal values
- CTB “Color” of peace, coolness, refreshing, hints of playfulness
The painting, might just border on the too boring side, I imagine, for some.
Even myself……on another day, or another week.
Its not a great work of art. Its far too simple.
Far too basic, I think.
I’ve chosen to emphasize “mood, emotion and atmosphere.” (Feelings)
Instead of multitudes of elements “boats, sky, clouds, birds, waves, buoys, whales” (Things)
For me, especially in this painting – Feelings were more important than things.
I think perhaps, this painting might only work well in specific times.
On certain days and at specific moments.
When we all are in need of some quiet time away from the endless stream of news.
That’s my guess.
The painting, accomplishes the mission it was asked to do.
Provides a sense of restfulness and peace.
That is a positive outcome.
Notes about Cobalt Teal Blue pg50
- Its an Opaque; semi transparent when well diluted
- Has a tendency towards granulating, if diluted
- Doesn’t mix as well as Phalo or Prussian, to create other color mixes
- Creates almost instantaneously, ‘a mood, a feeling, an atmosphere’
- Calm, relaxed, Peaceful, refreshed, inviting, playful
Under the Sea forms in CTB, while still cool and refreshing is a Livelier piece.
The design here is more energetic, with the forms twirling and gliding through the waters, in an almost playful manner.
The warm Indian Yellow has intensified the sense of fun, and play the image has.
The CTB acts to Unify the whole, there is now Unity.
It acts to cool and relax the viewer, giving rest… in a pool of moving sea forms.
I’d mentioned there were several new cobalt teal blue images prepared, and more will be revealed in the next few days.
After that, my daughter and I have a little adventure planned to visit the Spring Tulip gardens. So. You know, what you will be seeing afterwards!
Yesterday’s post Peaceful Places……
featured CTB with the orange terracotta.
Its livelier and more energetic than today’s featured painting, but still, with a calm relaxed vibe to it.