I am also finishing my portrait of Marilyn with her skirt blowing, and I started a small Buddha face in encaustic. At the other end of my table is an encaustic street scene that has been on the back burner, so to speak, for a few weeks. I am working on several small cubist abstracts, I have started painting a wingback chair for the Word on the Street show (see photo below), AND I have a couple of commissions that I have been putting off simply because they are commissions...
Since I have been in a meditative frame of mind the past few days, I think I will work on Zentangles today. But before I zone out by immersing myself in blue ink, figuratively, I will consider the implications of blue.
According to colormatters.com, blue is a complex color and its symbolism can change, depending on the exact shade under consideration.
Bright blue: cleanliness, strength, dependability, coolness
(The origin of these meanings arise from the qualities of the ocean and inland waters, most of which are more tangible.)
Light (sky) blue: peace, serenity, ethereal, spiritual, infinity
(The origin of these meanings is the intangible aspects of the sky.)
Most blues convey a sense of trust, loyalty, cleanliness, and understanding. On the other hand, blue evolved as symbol of depression in American culture. “Singing the blues” and feeling blue” are good examples of the complexity of color symbolism.
"My eyes went blank, and I stared off, and the music started. It was raining, and the sun was shining at the same time, and there were these big bay windows, and there was the blue in the sky, and the sun on the trees, and it was drizzling."