Cobalt Blue Light

"Cobalt Blue Light" Oil on linen on panel, 8" x 10"

Today I got a late start. After attempting to paint this cobalt blue vase and all of the light going through it, it had gotten later than I planned. This li'l bugger was a challenge.

Am starting to have pangs about being outside now, so I better git busy and wip my plein air gear into shape. I haven't done any of that in oils for over a month.

There is a shade of blue violet that I just could not come up with. I figure that I needed the warm blue of ultramarine, but transparent. Of course, I don't have anything like that , so I improvised. Why the read block? Well? Doen't it fit nicely? After all, this is painting practice, isn't it? It must be, because I learn something every time I do it!

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