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  • FEELING BLUE AT BLUE STONE COTTAGE STUDIO GALLERY 
I am drawn to blue. Not just any blue.  And blue, incidentally, is not just any colour. 💎

Blue is the rarest pigment in nature, though we are surrounded by blue.  It suffuses the sky, the ocean, water and ice, the atmosphere, the distance.  Our earth is a blue jewel hung out in space. Blue is the colour of illusion, and of spirituality. 🌎

But did you know, the blue of water is not just a matter of reflection, water is actually blue, due to the interaction between water molecules and light?💧 Blue is the most precious and expensive colour in the history of art. The oldest blue is ultramarine, which (as Byron wrote) is ‘darkly, deeply, beautifully’ blue, and was originally created by the grinding of Lapis Lazuli.  Ultramarine means ‘beyond the sea’. 🌊

Over a thousand years ago, it was mined only in Afghanistan. It was prized by the ancient Egyptians. and appears in the Book of the Dead. Its sheer beauty and cost made it the most passionately desired colour of Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque artists, through to the Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring,  Van Gogh's Starry Night and Brett Whitely's The Balcony.💎🔵 I have only dipped my toe into blue (might use a brush instead), but it is such a special colour I thought I would share some stuff about blue. The thing is, historically, painting has not just been about representing or copying the world, the materials you use are the world. 💙

If you are feeling blue, come by  the studio one weekend.🙂 #blue #bluestonecottagestudiogallery #ultramarine #paint #oilpaintings #landscapepaintings #stellaclarkestudiogallery #visitballarat #haddonstudio #artexhibition #artgallery #artcollector #naturelovers #ballaratartist #bringtheoutsidein #artforthesoul #australianart #australianbush #water #afterrain #waterandgold #dam #sky #lake #artforsale
  • FEELING BLUE AT BLUE STONE COTTAGE STUDIO GALLERY
    I am drawn to blue. Not just any blue. And blue, incidentally, is not just any colour. 💎

    Blue is the rarest pigment in nature, though we are surrounded by blue. It suffuses the sky, the ocean, water and ice, the atmosphere, the distance. Our earth is a blue jewel hung out in space. Blue is the colour of illusion, and of spirituality. 🌎

    But did you know, the blue of water is not just a matter of reflection, water is actually blue, due to the interaction between water molecules and light?💧 Blue is the most precious and expensive colour in the history of art. The oldest blue is ultramarine, which (as Byron wrote) is ‘darkly, deeply, beautifully’ blue, and was originally created by the grinding of Lapis Lazuli. Ultramarine means ‘beyond the sea’. 🌊

    Over a thousand years ago, it was mined only in Afghanistan. It was prized by the ancient Egyptians. and appears in the Book of the Dead. Its sheer beauty and cost made it the most passionately desired colour of Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque artists, through to the Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring, Van Gogh's Starry Night and Brett Whitely's The Balcony.💎🔵 I have only dipped my toe into blue (might use a brush instead), but it is such a special colour I thought I would share some stuff about blue. The thing is, historically, painting has not just been about representing or copying the world, the materials you use are the world. 💙

    If you are feeling blue, come by the studio one weekend.🙂 #blue #bluestonecottagestudiogallery #ultramarine #paint #oilpaintings #landscapepaintings #stellaclarkestudiogallery #visitballarat #haddonstudio #artexhibition #artgallery #artcollector #naturelovers #ballaratartist #bringtheoutsidein #artforthesoul #australianart #australianbush #water #afterrain #waterandgold #dam #sky #lake #artforsale
  • 110 13 23 May, 2019

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  • FEELING BLUE AT BLUE STONE COTTAGE STUDIO GALLERY 
I am drawn to blue. Not just any blue.  And blue, incidentally, is not just any colour. 💎

Blue is the rarest pigment in nature, though we are surrounded by blue.  It suffuses the sky, the ocean, water and ice, the atmosphere, the distance.  Our earth is a blue jewel hung out in space. Blue is the colour of illusion, and of spirituality. 🌎

But did you know, the blue of water is not just a matter of reflection, water is actually blue, due to the interaction between water molecules and light?💧 Blue is the most precious and expensive colour in the history of art. The oldest blue is ultramarine, which (as Byron wrote) is ‘darkly, deeply, beautifully’ blue, and was originally created by the grinding of Lapis Lazuli.  Ultramarine means ‘beyond the sea’. 🌊

Over a thousand years ago, it was mined only in Afghanistan. It was prized by the ancient Egyptians. and appears in the Book of the Dead. Its sheer beauty and cost made it the most passionately desired colour of Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque artists, through to the Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring,  Van Gogh's Starry Night and Brett Whitely's The Balcony.💎🔵 I have only dipped my toe into blue (might use a brush instead), but it is such a special colour I thought I would share some stuff about blue. The thing is, historically, painting has not just been about representing or copying the world, the materials you use are the world. 💙

If you are feeling blue, come by  the studio one weekend.🙂 #blue #bluestonecottagestudiogallery #ultramarine #paint #oilpaintings #landscapepaintings #stellaclarkestudiogallery #visitballarat #haddonstudio #artexhibition #artgallery #artcollector #naturelovers #ballaratartist #bringtheoutsidein #artforthesoul #australianart #australianbush #water #afterrain #waterandgold #dam #sky #lake #artforsale
  • FEELING BLUE AT BLUE STONE COTTAGE STUDIO GALLERY
    I am drawn to blue. Not just any blue. And blue, incidentally, is not just any colour. 💎

    Blue is the rarest pigment in nature, though we are surrounded by blue. It suffuses the sky, the ocean, water and ice, the atmosphere, the distance. Our earth is a blue jewel hung out in space. Blue is the colour of illusion, and of spirituality. 🌎

    But did you know, the blue of water is not just a matter of reflection, water is actually blue, due to the interaction between water molecules and light?💧 Blue is the most precious and expensive colour in the history of art. The oldest blue is ultramarine, which (as Byron wrote) is ‘darkly, deeply, beautifully’ blue, and was originally created by the grinding of Lapis Lazuli. Ultramarine means ‘beyond the sea’. 🌊

    Over a thousand years ago, it was mined only in Afghanistan. It was prized by the ancient Egyptians. and appears in the Book of the Dead. Its sheer beauty and cost made it the most passionately desired colour of Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque artists, through to the Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring, Van Gogh's Starry Night and Brett Whitely's The Balcony.💎🔵 I have only dipped my toe into blue (might use a brush instead), but it is such a special colour I thought I would share some stuff about blue. The thing is, historically, painting has not just been about representing or copying the world, the materials you use are the world. 💙

    If you are feeling blue, come by the studio one weekend.🙂 #blue #bluestonecottagestudiogallery #ultramarine #paint #oilpaintings #landscapepaintings #stellaclarkestudiogallery #visitballarat #haddonstudio #artexhibition #artgallery #artcollector #naturelovers #ballaratartist #bringtheoutsidein #artforthesoul #australianart #australianbush #water #afterrain #waterandgold #dam #sky #lake #artforsale
  • 110 13 23 May, 2019

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