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IN SEARCH OF ULTRAMARINE BLUE.

a project about finding true expression.

step 1: let intuition flow. 
step 2: pain it, blue. 
step 3: make own paint.
step 4:  finding truth. 

explanation: ultramarine is the truth. ultramarine is the universe, transmitter of light. It fascinated me, the moment i saw it.
 I became obsessed. Ultramarine 'catches' 'work' and 'touch' solely by being. It enchants you. it lures you in and captivates. 
i was quite unable to work and touch myself, i needed theories in order to do so. 
Because ultramarine blue doesn't need all that to work, it needs nothing, it is the truth. 
Therefore i wanted to make a painting true void of blue. a la Rothko. Or even more so, Yves Klein. 
(I swear i didn't know about IKB when i started this).
unfortunately i failed, yet again. First, i was dissatisfied with the paint i had. i decided to make my own.  
now i don't seem to be able to make my own paint work. I tried it on paper, but the brushmarks showed too much.
then i painted it over a true black painting i once did (when i thought that black was the truth lmao). 
Then it got super dark and the whole idea of trasnmitter of light and the captivation fell away. 
 I even put a thick drop of tempera on it and photographed it why it was still wet, so you could see what colour it was supposed to have. 
 It only looked how i wanted when it was still wet. Maybe its because of the tempera, which reacts on the colour beneath it? i don't know..
http://jacolindegeerte.kabkfinearts.nl/files/gimgs/th-36_e59f961b-3b10-4926-a239-6cedd6da98cb.jpg
step 1
http://jacolindegeerte.kabkfinearts.nl/files/gimgs/th-36_cd254a47-86f9-4139-94ca-bc71ddf7a4f4.jpg
step 1
http://jacolindegeerte.kabkfinearts.nl/files/gimgs/th-36_6443ead2-a033-4b45-a695-a5dd9bea51ba.jpg
step 1
http://jacolindegeerte.kabkfinearts.nl/files/gimgs/th-36_db0fa279-de9b-450d-b641-132802cda069.jpg
step 2
http://jacolindegeerte.kabkfinearts.nl/files/gimgs/th-36_1caec64c-a8e9-4324-a4d9-1dd56d0869aa.jpg
step 2
http://jacolindegeerte.kabkfinearts.nl/files/gimgs/th-36_bc31888a-d780-479e-9a66-051016c5cec2.jpg
step 2
http://jacolindegeerte.kabkfinearts.nl/files/gimgs/th-36_549ecfb3-089c-418b-afe0-d74dd0402528.jpg
step 2
http://jacolindegeerte.kabkfinearts.nl/files/gimgs/th-36_bd156957-cc6f-4245-89df-d06e808c2061.jpg
step 3
http://jacolindegeerte.kabkfinearts.nl/files/gimgs/th-36_5acad1cc-ebf2-4d38-8973-d0c527cf9b84.jpg
step 3
http://jacolindegeerte.kabkfinearts.nl/files/gimgs/th-36_b2ee8bde-5ae2-442a-8c65-e0cc25b2ee76.jpg
step 3
http://jacolindegeerte.kabkfinearts.nl/files/gimgs/th-36_39c0084d-8a8a-4277-bcdc-7d22b8ac1446.jpg
step 3
http://jacolindegeerte.kabkfinearts.nl/files/gimgs/th-36_42926d44-b617-4120-bf43-db49e7b2781b.jpg
step 3
http://jacolindegeerte.kabkfinearts.nl/files/gimgs/th-36_5427ac61-216f-471a-b1cb-1c613770939d.jpg
step 3
http://jacolindegeerte.kabkfinearts.nl/files/gimgs/th-36_47d10b9a-af70-418e-93e0-735da7cda788.jpg
step 3
http://jacolindegeerte.kabkfinearts.nl/files/gimgs/th-36_comparison.jpg
step 3
http://jacolindegeerte.kabkfinearts.nl/files/gimgs/th-36_comparison 2.jpg
step 3
http://jacolindegeerte.kabkfinearts.nl/files/gimgs/th-36_e9922712-1036-48d8-b2a5-3e5082d63f7e.jpg
step 3
http://jacolindegeerte.kabkfinearts.nl/files/gimgs/th-36_a2c5151c-a27c-4498-a5fe-dc73cfe86ee6.jpg
step 4
http://jacolindegeerte.kabkfinearts.nl/files/gimgs/th-36_trueblue1.jpg
step 4
http://jacolindegeerte.kabkfinearts.nl/files/gimgs/th-36_trueblue 2.jpg
step 4
http://jacolindegeerte.kabkfinearts.nl/files/gimgs/th-36_trueblue3.jpg
step 4