Welcome to Blue Monday, hosted by Smiling Sally! This week I am showing you my cool Hues of Blue painting that my sister made about 18 years ago. In this photo it looks a little periwinkle, and the wall looks gray when it's really cocoa! I need to do something about the lighting in this room, for sure.
K was an interior design major, and one of her first classes was Color Theory. The assignment was to first draw a design with many areas that could have color. It could be swirly, like she chose, or straight-lined, whatever. Then choose a color. Starting in the center, paint one section that original color. Add black or white, changing the hue with each successive space.
I thought the picture was very cool, and when I received it, I chose to have the wire on the frame placed so that the picture hung like a diamond, showing no real top or bottom. I used to have a blue and purple lava lamp that was on a pedestal next to the painting, and they were very snazzy together in my contemporary living room 15 years ago. The lava lamp died and my living space decor changed, but I still love this piece of art. Not because it was created by my sister, which does make it special, but it really does speak to me and make me feel peaceful, almost like listening to one of those ocean sound recordings! Currently it hangs in my craft room/office, which is actually the place I spend the most time, so I get to enjoy it a lot, but I'd love to find a way to get it back into my living space where everyone who comes into the house could enjoy it. I'll keep thinking! I hope you enjoyed my Blue Monday offering. Please visit Smiling Sally's blog for the complete list of participants and to follow Mr. Linky to see what others are sharing!
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