This turquoise painting is part of the Chroma series. 7E (Positive Energy) uses turquoise to set an energetic mood. The colour perks me up personally, and in this case it is applied to complement an exuberant young lady with a big smile.

The colour Turquoise takes it’s name from an opaque, blue-to-green mineral. The mineral consists of a hydrated phosphate of copper and aluminium, with the chemical formula CuAl6(PO4)4(OH) 8· 4H2O. It is rare and valuable in finer grades and has been valued as a gemstone and ornamental stone for thousands of years owing to its unique hue.

Since time immemorial the colour has also been said to symbolise something. ‘Allegedly’ Turquoise has something to do with wisdom, tranquility, protection, good fortune, and hope. In some parts of the world it was considered holy stone that brought good fortune.

Again, I just felt the colour expressed the joy and energy of the young woman.

To date this is the most turquoise painting, I have produced. But if you are into art in other colour moods, you can view more paintings in the chroma series here.

Title/Titel/Titel/Títolo #7E, Acrylic and oil on canvas/ Akryl und Öl auf Leinwand/Akryl og olie på lærred/acrílico e óleo sobre tela 100x100cm.

7e in situ