Thursday, March 19, 2009

Blue Painted Self Portrait, II

I am learning through this winter blues week that blue is not really my color! I mean, for paint. This is somewhat surprising to me because green is my color, and they're related. These blue paintings are hard for me, the color choices are not coming naturally, instinctively. Curious.

I once again relied on the magic buttons (hue, saturation, balance, etc.) to get this painting to an acceptable finished place.


Dirk Gently said...

first real song i learned to play on the piano?

"love is blue" by paul mauriat. sinatra made his version a moderate hit, and my dad was a big sinatra fan so the sheet music was there, plus i'd heard him play it a number of times and the melody is quite simple. the other song he played often was "moonlight sonata" which i never mastered.

Blue, blue, my world is blue
Blue is my world now I'm without you
Gray, gray, my life is gray
Cold is my heart since you went away

Red, red, my eyes are red
Crying for you alone in my bed
Green, green, my jealous heart
I doubted you and now we're apart

When we met how the bright sun shone
Then love died, now the rainbow is gone

dopey song, i guess, but since dad moved out when i was ten it evokes something and your blue period brought it to mind. plus i didn't want you to think i wasn't checking up on you :)

ina said...

dirk! thanks for checking up on me!

i'd like to hear you sing that song.