Blue spills onto my palette and whispers across the canvas quite often. I love the softness of blue, the reassurance and quiet hush of blue. Blue can sound like a secret, taste like the ocean and feel like your favourite denim jeans.
Blue knows many names such as cobalt, manganese, cerulean, phthalo, and ultramarine. Blue colours dishes like Delft, wedgewood and willow. Blue trivia is boundless and full of interesting "blue" facts and fantasies.
I turn to blue in my abstract paintings when I want comfort and a soft shoulder to lean on. I squeeze out blue from the tube when the painting speaks of late night guitar riffs or saxophone solos. The painting asks for blue in a sultry voice or when inspiration rises from a planet called home.
How does blue speak to you? What are your favourite blue artworks? Share your thoughts on blue. All comments welcome.