Saturday, February 17, 2024

Get ready for skies and oceans

The happiest view 
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 60 inches
Barbara Muir © 2017
(Of course Primary Cyan is just one of
the colours used to make skies and oceans.)

Blue paint
Warning -- this not
an ad.  Buy whatever 
paint you like. It's just
a Saturday night (movie
night) story. The photo is
of one big jar of paint.
Barbara Muir © 2024

Today I went to my favourite art store to get some paint. One colour
that I use a lot in skies and oceans is Primary Cyan blue. A friend from the
Don Valley Art Club advised me a while back to buy the biggest
containers of paint, because they're cheaper.

The best brand of acrylic which a friend from Australia I met showing
in the Florence Biennale in Florence, Italy, turned me on to is Tri-Art,
made in Canada. So I was looking for a 16 ounce size container— plenty big for
me, and got my Titanium white in that size, but there was no Primary Cyan in
what I considered a quite large size. So folks instead I bought the size shown
above (33.8 ounces) in the good brand. And you know I love that colour because
that’s the biggest container of paint, other than house paint that I’ve ever bought!

Have a loving your life day.


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

That is a lot of paint 😀 I will be looking forward to those beautiful skies and oceans. Love your work❣️❣️❣️

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Evelyn,

Thank you so much. I really appreciated that fellow artist telling
me to buy bigger jars of paint. It completely frees me up knowing
there is plenty of paint. lol.

Love your work.


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