The title of this modern oil painting is Blue Pool. This painting began with an idea to study blue-greens. It is painted with sometimes viridian alone and mixed into many of the hues as well . It's one of my favorite colors to work with because the color itself is rich and jewel like. Used wisely it takes a back seat to other more intense and clear hues, yet it holds its own so elegantly. The lovely violet hue in the painting is a mix of viridian and magenta and many of the green-blues as well. I use alkyd oil paints to amp up the drying time, so that I can mask each of the color tiles as needed to paint the adjacent rectangle. And the paint needs to be tough to take that kind of abuse.
As I continued to work on this painting, balancing the color design and the weight of the piece, I imagined water and reflections on the water, reflections of the sky and surrounding plant life. The water is moving softly, sparkling and lulling at the same time. Tranquil, like looking into a deep, blue pool.
Below you can see the painting progression of Blue Pool.
Luminous Color Explorations
My name is Jill Keller Peters, and I am passionate about using color as a language to