I don’t think it comes as a big surprise.
Most of you, probably felt certain you’d see cobalt teal blue pop up here!
As well as, my handy PK1008 palette knife.
Favorite Things in Art
For me, both the palette knife and Cobalt Teal Blue …. are pure delight.
Providing such fun, such joy in their use, that even if the painting doesn’t make the grade; it doesn’t matter really, that much to me.
The simple pleasure of creating and using either one of them, often feels worth more than what finishing off 20 paintings would.
for enjoyment like that…..
We go to concerts, to the movies, go skiing.
Its on the least expensive side of Entertainment.
I think its a relatively cost effective form of amusement that provides hours, of fun.
Cobalt Teal Blue – CTB
The first image is a ‘bonus’ having used both the palette knife and CTB.
The process was fun, loose, easy.
Dampening my paper prepared it perfectly for the knife loaded with color.
The paper, was small.
Just a 4 x 4 inch size.
And discretion is used.
Applying merely 3 paints with the knife.
With forethought; and then complete commitment to the execution.
Admittedly, often these days, I find my images are on the smaller side.
There are reasons for this.
They are easy for me to manage.
To pack around. Easy to frame up. Easy to mail off.
But I do seriously love to create on the large scale paintings…. 6 foot and larger.
I itch to get the mural size canvases out.
And just let fly!
Maybe in Term 4, if our Atwell Gallery group wants to have a bash, we will bring in 6 foot loose canvas to paint on.
That. Should be Fun!
Digital with Cobalt Teal Blue
This second image is a cropped version of a watercolor pastel abstract.
I have gone on to do some creative digital work on.
I copied and mirrored this image.
I placed it into a large window like matt to enhance a feeling of looking out a window, perhaps in a winter’s dream.
Solace in Watercolors
The third image, also has Cobalt Teal Blue splashed about!
With a wide ribbon of CTB cruising through the back.
What I love about this watercolor painting, is the connection of shapes.
The sense of belonging they seem to create together, a beautiful feeling of Solace.
The bright white of the paper keeps the overall ‘tone’ from being dismal and dark.
And, thus it creates a warmer, more congenial sensibility to it that I quite enjoy.
I hope you enjoyed viewing some of my favorite things, in art!