When I was in England I gave my host a painting of a teapot. She doesn’t like blues very much, which for me is an impossibility because I love all blues. In the painting there was a touch of blue and as she saw it, fortunately she said, “I like it, it’s a Jean Tori blue”. Of course, I was flattered, even though, in reality, it was an Ultramarine blue. I in no way presume to have my own color like the wonderful Klein Blue, but it did make me reflect that I do use certain blues more than others.

Here an example of the versatility of the blues I use, (adding white or black Tempera paint for a lighter or darker spectrum) – Cobalt, Indigo, Prussian, Ultramarine and Cornflower.

Detail of Blue Teapot III

Detail of Blue Teapot III

Here are shades of Turquoise, Electric blue, Azure and Deep sky blue.

Detail of 'Percy the Rat at the Beach'

Detail of 'Percy the Rat at the Beach'