Project 1 of Series

Project Number 1 

The color blue has had one of the biggest impacts on art since the beginning of time. Egyptians used blue stones as jewelry and ornaments and during the renaissance, it was used as a means for make-up, more specifically eyeshadow. It can also be seen in some of the most famous pieces of art including The Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh and Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer. There is no doubt that blue will always be impactful in history and more specifically art history. What I am more infatuated with is how the color makes you feel. Blue can be seen as a calming color. It can also be seen as a sad and gloomy color as well.  Over the course of the semester of spring 2020, I will be creating a series on the topic of color psychology. I will be creating a series of 7 abstract watercolor paintings exploring the topic of color psychology. 

For my first project of the series of 7 paintings, I decided to work with my favorite color blue. Ever since I was a little girl, I remember being drawn to the color blue. The more saturated it was, the more I liked it. Pink has been associated with the female gender for a very long time, so I guess I always wanted to be different from gender normalities. The watercolor painting was made on cold-pressed watercolor paper. I made the dimensions 11 in x 14 in. The process was very smooth and experimental. I layered different shades of blue, creating a monotone color palette. The shape of the painting is a cloud, representing that calming feeling. Even with a few accidental drips, the painting tuned out overall successful in composition and in color. With that being said, as I go forward with the other 6 paintings, I will continue to be experimental with the process and just go with the flow.  

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