16 Oct


Mixed ultramarine blue with a variety of different colors and created this design.  Blue was the base color for all these combinations.  Thought it was kinda groovy.  So, what kind of blue are you?


28 Responses to “Blue”

  1. Patricia Awapara October 16, 2013 at 8:18 pm #

    I love this painting! not only helps us understand how color behaves but makes a great art piece!!! 😀


  2. Maggie October 16, 2013 at 8:26 pm #

    I am definitely a turquoise and a Lake Michigan on a calm day blue. Beautiful piece. I love it. How great it would look on my wall. Is your work for sale? Thank you for following my blog. I appreciate it so much.


    • said-simply October 16, 2013 at 8:38 pm #

      Maggie, thank you for your comment. I am honored by your interest in this piece. I would be glad to make it available to you. Let me know how best to contact you. I enjoyed visiting your blog as well, and plan to be back soon.


  3. marina kanavaki October 16, 2013 at 10:02 pm #

    It is ‘kinda groovy’ in a soft and elegant way!! 🙂


  4. thehumansarah October 17, 2013 at 4:22 am #

    I can be all of these is 24 hours. I think too much


  5. Java Girl October 17, 2013 at 4:34 am #

    This is a beautiful piece. I really like it a lot! I’m an aquamarine (soft) kind of girl. I’ve been to the Bahamas and other islands and the water color there reflects how I am as a person. Great match up with the colors and hues. You’re very talented! How big is your canvas for this picture?


    • said-simply October 17, 2013 at 4:37 am #

      I paint exclusively in watercolors. This painting is in 6″ x 9″ format. I would be glad to reproduce it in larger format. Thanks for your comment, your feedback is greatly valued!


    • said-simply October 17, 2013 at 4:37 am #

      I can only imagine how beautiful the water is there!


      • Java Girl October 17, 2013 at 4:47 am #

        It’s gorgeous! I oilpaint when I have time, but doing water colors takes incredible talent. I want to try doing a watercolor painting of a Japanese flower. I love Japanese water color paintings! So delicate and mysterious. I have to go to bed now. It was nice chatting with you! 🙂 We’ll chat soon again!


      • said-simply October 17, 2013 at 4:57 am #

        I totally agree about Japanese paintings. They are infinitely elegant. I’d love to see some of your work. It’ll be nice to chat again soon. Nite!


      • Java Girl October 19, 2013 at 5:13 am #

        I love Picasso, so I like bright colors, but soft inspirational and poetic Japanese paintings also capture my attention. Sorry I’m commenting late. I had a very, very busy day today. Hope you had a nice day!


      • said-simply October 19, 2013 at 10:03 pm #

        Picasso’s use of color was genius. Japanese art’s more subtle use of color is lovely and very appealing to me!


      • Java Girl October 19, 2013 at 11:39 pm #

        Yes, so the water colors are gorgeous with the Japanese paintings. Do you have a favorite?


      • said-simply October 19, 2013 at 11:56 pm #

        One called river and cherry blossoms by Hayashi. Beautiful!


  6. mtphotoii October 17, 2013 at 8:55 pm #

    That is neat! Some of them don’t look blue at all.

    I think I like all kinds of blues – the slate color blue all the way up to midnight blue.

    : )


    • said-simply October 17, 2013 at 8:57 pm #

      Thanks for your comment. I’m always amazed at how colors behave once you apply them to whatever surface you’re working with.


  7. Shell October 18, 2013 at 12:25 am #

    Contemplating my blue…deeply so;)


  8. said-simply October 18, 2013 at 12:28 am #

    We all have a blue don’t we! I appreciate you taking a look.


  9. Himani B October 19, 2013 at 3:04 pm #

    love this! simple yet elegant 🙂


  10. Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister October 22, 2013 at 7:46 pm #

    I’d say I am a blue-green right now. I’m feeling a bit envious of your artistic ability. 🙂 You have a gift. Thanks for reading one of my posts. I follow quite a few artist’s blogs. I follow because I cannot do…again, envy. I need to work on that. Blessings!


    • said-simply October 22, 2013 at 7:58 pm #

      Thank you for reflecting on your “blue.” Also your comment is very kind and much appreciated. I view lots of other artist’s blogs and am breathtaken by the amazing array of talent I see. I let that drive my desire to grow and evolve as an artist.


  11. Jess October 23, 2013 at 1:49 pm #

    Beautiful hues


  12. Laura (Createarteveryday) August 25, 2015 at 8:03 pm #

    I really like this. I did something really similar in July called “Kerfe inspired” – for a blogger friend. Then I splattered all over it. Yours is a bit more behaved but I really like it. The grid composition is a really great one. I need to experiment more with that one.


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