Monday, December 24, 2012

Silent night

study of blue pigments and salt
Experimenting with salt. The effect could be practically nil with a granulating pigment, like cerulean or ultramarine. Indigo and prussian blue produce much better texture (top of the sky). And salt over phthalo blue creates a perfect snowflake effect (the horizon).
I did this a few days ago, but now it feels the right time to post it :)

11 comments:

Rita Vaselli said...

Here now is a concert of bells ... not silent our Christmas night ! Merry Christmas, dear friend!

Judy said...

Wow! I am speechless, it is stunning! Merry Christmas, Blaga!

Lydie said...

Joyeux Noël Blaga :)

Jane said...

The perfect time Blaga ! It's a stunning snow scape, what a fantastic effect with the salt ! xx

Mercedes Ares said...

¡¡Que hermoso efecto el uso de la sal!! Magnifica obra especial para esa Navidad Invernal ¡Muy Felices Fiestas!!!

renate said...

Beautiful Blaga:) Your colors and the salteffects are wonderful. Now waiting for the real snow:)

Isabelle said...

belles fetes de fin d'année à toi Blaga.bises
Isabelle

Blaga said...

Thank you, all, for the wishes and for your comments! I hope you are all enjoying the holiday

Church bells would be the best sound for Christmas, Rita! :)

Thank you, Judy, i did it just as a study, but I liked how it turned out.

Joyeux Noël, Lydie!

Like usually, Jane, the less expectations the better the works turns out :) Thank you!

Gracias, Mercedes! Feliz Navidad!

No snow here either, Renate, but I don't miss it, it can stay in the paintings ;) Thank you!

Joyeux Noël, Isabelle!

INA JACOBSEN said...

Es una pintura preciosa y la sal está muy acertado.

carlos diez said...

Good results Blaga! Merry Christmas!!

Watercolorist said...

An interesting combination of blues. Must try that. It worked beautifully. A very appropriate post. A lovely scene.