Monday, November 3, 2014

out with the old, in with the blue

A couple years ago I received a Best of Show award at a gallery whose wall color was called "Cork." The color was so complimentary to my cool-hued work that I came home and painted my studio the same color.

For the past few days I've been painting over "Cork" with "Water's Edge," a Benjamin Moore blue color introduced to me by my grandniece Lanie. I'd like to include it in our new house so I'm testing it on my studio walls to see if I like the color but also to see if the Sherwin Williams folks can match the Benjamin Moore color (my builder prefers Sherwin Williams). I think they got it 99% right and I love it but probably not for my new studio. I'm thinking the master bathroom.

Shown here against the lovely blue is my painting "September Song," pastel, 16 x 20 inches along with the 8 x 10 inch plein air study for the larger painting. Both paintings will be shown at the Plein Air Washington Artists (PAWA) show, "Nature's Gift of Water," at American Art Company, Tacoma, WA December 4, 2014 - January 31, 2015.