"Blue Bowl #2" -- oil on canvas 24x24" -- Margie Guyot
This blue glass bowl absolutely fascinates me with the shadows it casts! Of course it's just a booger to try to draw in! But I had the urge to paint a blue still life. My recent paintings had all been so "warm", with loads of red, I wanted to cool off a little. The fabric -- I don't know what to call it -- it's very shiny stuff. Like something maybe Liberace might have chosen for a suit.
Ultramarine blue was the mainstay here, but I also had to dig around way back in the far reaches of my paint drawers to come up with some other shades of blue. Some colors cannot be mixed! I found "turquoise" and manganese blue, which helped save the day.