No prizes for guessing that my favourite colours are blue and green.
This painting came about after a boat trip from Fuseta to the Ihla Deserta in Portugal. It turns out that capturing the feel of the warm, shallow lagoon water is much harder than it looks. And I'm pretty fussy about which blues I like. For example, I love Prussian Blue and shades of Turquoise like Teal and Aquamarine, but cannot get on with Ultramarine or Cobalt Blue. As for green, none of the tube bought colours will do. I have to mix my own with subtle variations of my blues with earth colours such as Ochre, Umber and Burnt Sienna.
I can feel the warm water water and gentle waves... what I would give to be there now!
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