Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Matthew Cornell

Adrift, 7 x 10 inches

Before you reach for that tube of "sea-colour" oil paint, remember: water is not blue. Water is colourless (unless it contains sediment or algae). Only the reflection of the sky on the water's surface is blue (and only if the sky happens to be blue). A painter must learn to unlearn conditioning, ingrained since childhood, about the colours of things.

1 comment:

Nat said...

that is so true!