The Color Blue-Green in Art and Sculpture

Blue green as a color for sculpture and art

this lens' photo

Ever since I was youngster the various shades of blue green always intrigued me. On exploring my world, I realized that stone like aquamarine and turquois exhibited these colors. When I was older I delighted in the knowledge that copper and bronze often have a blue green patina when naturally or chemically weathered. Not to mention that blue-green also invokes visions of the open sea.If you find yourself in the middle of the US Midwest or in the Great Plains and you see blue green clouds after a particular balmy day, RUN dont
walk to the nearest shelter.


What is the color Blue green?


Turquoise Pebble
To quote Wikipedia,”Blue-green is a color that is a representation of the color that is between blue and green on a typical traditional old-fashioned RYB color wheel.

Blue-green is belongs to the cyan family of colors.

The source of this color is the List of Crayola crayon colors. Blue-green has been a Crayola crayon color since 1949.”

Blue-green can mean a large number of related colors between blue and green. These include cyan, turquiose, teal, Pacific blue, Bondi blue, and Cerulean blue.

Pacific blue is obviously the color of the Pacific ocean, Bondi blue is the color of the water off the Bondi beach near Syndey Australia. Teal is name after the Teal duck for the blue-green patch around the males eyes. Turquoise is the color of the semiprecious stone of the same name.


Color blending with an airbrush


3 tone abstract candle holder
This candle holder is a demonstration of how seemless an airbrush can blend colors.


Blue and purple good matches with turquiose


Abstract paintingAs far as I remember, I always thought purple next to turquiose or aqua had a strikingly beautiful appearance. It was later that I realized that various shades of blue also look good next to turquiose. The Abstract painting featured in the photo utilizes this cool and soothing melody of colors.


Sea foam green


Space sculptureAlthough, it is decidingly more green than blue, seafoam green deserves mentioning here. Take a mid-tone green and add it to white and add a small dab of blue and you can get a range of seafoam greens. These are bright, cool, and eye catching colors. They go well with white,blue, gold and silver.
For even more appeal, I have included the photo of one of my completed works that is an iridescent space wall hanging.




One thought on “The Color Blue-Green in Art and Sculpture

  1. I love these colors. Neat candle holder!

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