Pools of blue

Every time I open my palette to paint, the blobs of colour in the different wells have moved around on their own. The blues seem to be the worst offenders. Cerulean and Cobalt Teal are now on the lid and Ultramarine has slid across into another well. It’s my own fault. I should have filled the palette at home and let the colours dry for a few days before packing. Instead, I brought along tubes and refill the colours every few days. Because the palette is shiny plastic, and due to the high heat and humidity, the blobs of paint just slide across the surface, creating a bit of a mess for me. Fortunately, in these surroundings, there’s lots of reasons to use blues, including sketching the pool, which is a first for me.


14 Comments on “Pools of blue”

  1. For someone who claims to be having running paint problems you certainly managed to pull off a beautiful poolside scene, especially the water. Colors here and in Costa Rica tend to blend so bravo Shari. Enjoy your family time! John


  2. Although this is my first comment on your blog, I must admit that I have been “lurking” for quite a long time now. Love your work. Friends from Anacortes brought your work to my attention and I feel a kindred spirit. Especially so after reading about your experiences with migrating palette colors in tropical climes. I am experiencing the same unfamiliar malady, having spent the last weeks in Hawaii instead of at home in the Pacific NW. We do “suffer” for our art, don’t we though? šŸ™‚


    • It’s nice to hear from you Michele. I had a great time in Anacortes. Yes, it has been hard to asjust to all the greens and blues here, but it’s an adjustment I feel very lucky to make. I hope you have a wonderful time in Hawaii!


  3. Monique says:

    Such rich colors..so much detail..So talented:)


  4. Ross says:

    Nice work on the pool, Shari! Have you seen David Hockney’s paintings of swimming pools?


  5. Alison says:

    Looks so fresh, lush and inviting. Good to know that slip slidin’ blues are ok.


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