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Looking at Blue

February 4, 2017

 I asked my husband, Don if he liked the color blue and if so, what made it interesting to him? He answered me in a short sentence:  Blue is blue and I like it. I thought – what a finite response!  Well not everyone looks at color in the same way, especially if it doesn’t need to work for them. I had been placing blue pictures on this blog and was thinking about things such as: If you are trying to create an essence of peacefulness, which blue could you use: blue that leans towards violet, one that leans towards green or another that is somewhere in the middle? Blue is one of those colors that is so symbolic that we can’t easily shake away what happens in our human world of the blue water and sky.  Fish can float and swim in water as stars appear to be floating above in the sky. Artists make this a symbol that allow spiritual images to float in space, untied to the earth. A type of freedom! Dreamy celestial feelings can be realized with blue. Blue pairs so well with green, which is right next door on the color wheel. This is what we see in nature with green grass meeting the blue sky.  There is something to be said about blue – it doesn’t change its personality when it moves through the values of the palest tint to the darkest shade. it stays True Blue.  So many values in between the lightest and darkest. Thank you to our students for showing their blue artwork in this blog. If you click on each image, you will be able to see the complete image with credits. Gail Harker


4 Comments leave one →
  1. February 4, 2017 3:36 am

    Another wonderful set of work and photos!

  2. Penny Peters permalink
    February 4, 2017 4:48 am

    What lovely blues!

  3. February 4, 2017 6:18 pm

    Reblogged this on The Best of It and commented:
    SO evocative – the thoughts and the images. I see some familiar pieces in there, and not just mine. 🙂 Make sure you go to Gail’s blog to explore all the posts on color. They are enlightening.

  4. permalink
    February 4, 2017 7:04 pm


    i read your posts and am so amazed at the work you bring out in your students. you truly are a gifted teacher.

    in admiration,


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