Friday, March 15, 2013

blues






cobalt cerulean turquoise 
aqua 
azure 
cornflower sapphire navy 
indigo periwinkle teal


I've gotten used to the gray greens of the New England Atlantic. The oceans of my life have always been toned down---the gray blues of the Pacific near San Francisco, the mid-blues of the Jersey shore and Fire Island. It was a shock to see the colors of the same ocean a thousand miles south, in Florida. It made me want to get out my paints and a giant canvas and explore every shade of blue for the rest of my life. It made me wish that I could paint like this artist:


26 comments:

  1. Wonderful blues
    so beautiful Jen.

    Have a great weekend.

    Happy St. Patrick's Day

    x Fiona

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  2. You are having some beautiful weather Jen. It's still cold and snowy in Holland!

    Happy weekend,

    Madelief x

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  3. beautiful and very interesting video.
    And great blue photos, of course ;)

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  4. Lord. Paint it? How about jump into it!!!
    La Jolla water is a lovely green, Jamaica water is pool blue. Your ocean is truly aqua. mmmmm.

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    1. Interesting--I would have thought La Jolla bright blue. Pool blue--I like that.

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  5. I'm really into this video! I could have a glimpse of what artists or art works are! I'm also amazed at the shades of blue and so many words for them.
    How I wish I could come here! Thank you for sharing, Jen
    Hope you to keep happy discoveries.

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    1. The piece she did on the beach knocks me out (in a good way). Now you've got me thinking about the color of the sea near Japan...(and the rest of the world).

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    1. Thanks. I took about 50 in 10 minutes and they're all different. Wallpaper?

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  7. beautiful beautiful pictures. I hear you. I wish I could pain. period.... happy weekend xxo

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    1. I'd love to see a collage of your ocean pictures on your blog one day.

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  8. Oooh, so many hues of blues in nature, in just one ocean. Beautiful!! groetjes, Gerda

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  9. I love the blues of your ocean. I'm afraid the river I was next to yesterday was like a very weak chocolate drink! Thanks for sharing these wonderful bright photos. Have a great weekend. Chel x

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  10. The blues are beautiful. I really enjoyed the video too. While I was watching it lines of my poetry kept coming to my mind. "Waves that remember paint stained hands." Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  11. Good Morning Jen
    and Greetings from Ireland

    I just wanted to pop by and wish you
    a very Happy St. Patrick's Day.

    May you always have
    Walls for the winds,
    A roof for the rain,
    Tea beside the fire,
    Laughter to cheer you,
    Those you love near you,
    And all your heart might desire!

    Fiona

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    1. That's lovely, Fiona. Thank you!

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  12. It's true about the ocean colors, amazing how they differ depending where you are. I always think of Aruba where one side is Caribbean docile green and the other is angry navy blue Atlantic constantly crashing into the shores. Fun video.

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  13. oh those blues Jen! I could just sit there and gaze at them for hours...

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  14. Pure summer!! Those could be put right on your wall for a perfect summer display, such beautiful colors.

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    1. I have about 40 more--all different. Wallpaper?

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  15. Beautiful...alluring ...mesmerizing ...calming ...energizing ...rejuvenating ...transforming ...so many, many words to describe the blues of the Gulf. Your pictures are worth a 1000 words! I am counting the weeks until I can feel my toes in the sand! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks so much. I feel the same way.

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