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Color Story | A Stroke of Midnight Blue

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He wrote that he enjoys painting en plein air at night because, it’s the only method of getting away in the conventional black night with a bad, pallid and whitish light…”

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BLUE JEAN BABY

Post by McKenzie Graham.

COMPLETE CONFIDENCE IN COLOR

Cafe Terrace at Night was the first of Vincent van Gogh’s paintings to incorporate a starry sky, distinctly painted in blue. In a letter to his sister, he also expressed his excitement: The gables of the houses on a road that leads away beneath the blue sky studded with stars are dark blue or violet, with a tree. Now there’s a painting of night without black.”

MULTIFACETED BLUE

midnight blue sapphire

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Discover two courses for complete confidence in color and colour mixing. A Master Your Palette class that will have you mixing colors like you’re born doing it and also the Principles of Color Mixing — both of these put every aspect of colour at your disposal, artists. Enjoy!
The colour of male female morpho butterflies is actually an illusion due to mild reflecting off microscopic, diamond-shaped scales on their tails.
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This type of wealthy blue infrequently presents itself in organic, edible form, making blueberries particular for over their flavor. Their midnight blue color isalso, thanks to anthocyanin, a powerful antioxidant.
Sapphires are made up of the mineral corundum, but the mineral can present as other colours, too. The blue version is famous for gracing the hands of the Princess Diana, and her daughter-in-law, Kate Middleton.
Organic indigo dye has traditionally been used to color denim, and 40,000 lbs of the midnight blue dye are made each year for its fabric production.

Universally beloved and as comforting as a warm blanket, this deepest blues evokes feelings of amazement and ahhh.

Midnight blue is immediately connected with great expanses of night skies. Gazing at the world’s evening cover is an exercise both inspiring and overwhelming; it’s certainly innately human, along with the blue spaces between the bright stars have been the source of many a philosopher’s conundrum and epiphany. The colour seems to boost introspection.

COLOR ME HEALTHY

midnight blue Cafe Terrace at Night by Vincent van Gogh 1888; oil on canvas, 31⁴⁄5x25⁷⁄10

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SEEING BLUE

Derwent Procolour Pencils possess lots of moody blues for a stunning end. Procolour is devised to layer and blend with minimal dust and bloom. Having a solid pencil core, Procolour stays sharp and your drawings will too.
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