Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The obvious question...

What is the color of water?

the color of water?  #1  24"x30"  oil on canvas

This question has been my companion since I first opened a tube of paint and attempted to paint the element I adore and spend so much time in... I know, I know, water technically is clear, and reflects it's surroundings, but still....the beginning of a more methodical exploration perhaps? Especially in relation to pigments. 

4 comments:

el space vato said...

I for one like this, Mary. Very nice. It is quite thought provoking considering that we all traditionally think of water, when painted or drawn as blue, or variations of blue.

forsythia said...

I'm just surfing the net this morning and found your blog. Lovely. I also like the motto under "Ebb and Flow."

forsythia said...

Mary, I attend Saint Philiip's in Laurel, MD. I found your blog through Mother Sheila's blog. One of my earlier posts (Nov 10, 2007) is about Sheila's installation.

Anything Place said...

very interesting thought!
Water is suppose to be clear, but there are so many shades of blue that it can appear