I find it very difficult to correctly photograph bright blues. I don't have great lighting in my studio (as it used to be our bedroom). I have plans to add some better lights but time slips away and I keep putting off calling the electrician. Add this to the fact that I took all these photos in the evening and you don't get a good representation of colour. I need to do some research into capturing blue hues better.
I decided to paint some more pieces in that beautiful deep teal that I have been using recently. It seems that people can't get enough of it.
Below is a better photo of the colour. Colours like these with lots of tint have great coverage and make painting a breeze. I may never paint anything white again...
I immediately sold the Balinese drawers above and had several disappointed potential customers so I searched for another tall boy and painted it the same. One more happy customer :)
I've used a filter on the photo above and it goes part way to capturing the correct teal colour. I really think you need lots of natural light to capture blues correctly and sometimes then it's hard.
Here are the pine drawers before - so well made and in great condition but an awful orange hue from the varnish ageing.
I'll share tomorrow some pale blue pieces I have finished also.
A lot of blue paint in my studio!
A lot of paint full stop.
Just the way I like it.