Blue Ice caught in between the shadows, cracks and crevices are the ultra rich tones of Prussian blue.
A thousand hues of blue, pool against the shores.
Making us pay attention for a moment, to become immersed in the swirls of color.
Those gorgeous textures that ask to be touched;
to be looked at just a little longer, to be seen in their depths.
Blue Ice – textures in watercolor
So we look.
Down the sides and slip into the shallows first.
Sinking into the reaches of the frigid waters,
flowing soft and deep
dark and rich and oh so cold.
Creating in “Prussian Blue”
“Blue Ice” is part of a continuation of Color Textures Lesson #6
as well as Creativity Pass It Along
Both posts lay the foundation for this creation.
Texture was integral in the piece, with the molding paste applied onto the surface in random patterns.
My Creative imagination helped me to form and define the intangibles into something, from out of the chaos, slowly.
I did go back in later, to darken a few areas.
This emphasised the places where it was needed and anchored those shapes more successfully.
The other player was Power of the Blue.
Once again, I have chosen to use only blue for my painting. Leaving the paste and gel mediums and the support surface to be my lights.
I used Prussian Blue pb27 watercolor.
The support is a canvas pad paper, you can see its woven texture quite well throughout the piece.
I enjoy the freedom and the creativity that painting in monochromatic palettes allow. It seems like I might be restricted, constrained by only permitting myself the one color to use. But I find it is utterly freeing.
Blue Ice would never have emerged, had I not set myself a monochromatic theme. And I am very pleased with how the painting, Blue Ice finished up.