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Saturday, 8 March 2014

Cerulean Blue, a Deep Blue Sky in a Tube.

Oh, how beautiful cerulean blue is !
It is the brightest, purist most uplifting colour in existence.
Here's the technical bit:
Cerulean is an organic synthetic mineral made by the calcination of tin salts and silica with cobalt sulphate. It's fairly new , having been created in 1805 , sold in Germany in the 1800's and introduced into the English market in the 1860's.

My tube of Windsor and Newton's cerulean blue.
How could you not like cerulean blue, a deep blue sky in a tube.
It is on the yellow side of blue and when mixed with red gives a dull purple. I think I ought to do a colour chart with it as the main ingredient.
Here are bits of my paintings that feature cerulean blue.






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