November 16, 2011

Blue - Canadian Edition

The colour blue makes a delicate, cool, and long-lasting sound. It`s always the colour of the sky, the sea, and blueberries. Not a single shade of blue can irritate me or put me ill at ease. Blue and I are friends, despite the fact that, in my paintings, I still haven`t found my perfect blue.

I have met blue for the first time when I was a child. My grandmother had a blue cup, made of fine china, the colour of which I later saw in a French cathedral.

What is your favourite shade of blue?


  1. What a beautiful pictorial of blue - thanks

  2. Exposures are so clean, I really like the first one with the hint of the ship and the minimal sea framing !

  3. Bonsoir Olga. It won't surprise you to hear that my favorite "blue" photo is the French bistro, "le Brigand" ;-) -- Excellent series! -- Veronique

  4. I'm a blue man myself but I've always liked your women in red :-)
    Beautiful blue pictures, the full palette of them!

  5. You have captured so refreshing blue skies!!! My favorite blue is the eleventh "blue car"!I like the contrast of between red and blue.

    I remember that the only one time I saw real turquoise blue in nature at my young. The color of one of the lakes “ Goshikinuma” in Japan has not been faded in my memory.

    Have a great day.

  6. Very nice display; who said blue is a cold color... it brings warmth to me.

  7. I absolutely love the deep, dark blue of the sky, as you so beautifully displayed in the 3rd picture!

    Duncan In Kuantan

  8. Beautiful photographs! I love all shades of blue.

  9. De très belles photographies...
    Merci !


  10. Hienoja 'kuva-kulmia'.
    Mainiot compositiot...!

  11. Невероятная подборка голубого! Каждое фото - на постер!

  12. Hello Olga:
    'Blue and I are friends'. What an absolutely lovely expression and we should like to think that we are too. It is, in all its shades, many of which are shown here, one of our favourite colours - maybe even the favourite!

  13. I love all your shades of blue and love the word bleu, and periwinkle!

  14. amazing pictures. I love your collection. and a bit of colour is perfect, now that it is fading in the real world. I love turquoise shades of blue, also anything that reminds me of water...

  15. Mon bleu, c'est essentiellement celui de la 3e photo. C'est celui que j'ai utilisé le plus, dans mes tableaux. Elle a toujours été ma couleur préférée.
    Bonne journée, Olga!

  16. I love blue too. I love the blue of a summer blue sky - so intense, so full of depth, so vivid.

    I love your first photo of the sky with the birds and the strip of sea below. Beautiful.

  17. Чудесная подборка.
    Цветы и небо вне конкуренции.

  18. I love most the blue of the sea but some say it is green not blue

  19. Olga...I love the color of freedom

  20. Если говорить вообще о цвете, то практически все оттенки синего мне нравятся. В природе он такой гармоничный. А если говорить касательно меня... Только бирюзовый могу позволить себе:))
    А фото - чудо, как хороши, приятны и притягательны!

  21. A study in blue......I love the depth of blue in your last image in the series.


  22. The deeply blue sky is my favorite -- but all your pictures are so beautiful and a reminder that colors and lives have so many subtle shadings.

  23. What a beautiful country. Your blogger is wonderful ... A hug from Brazil.

  24. I love blue! I love the color baby blue on a chair or a car....i love the blue of the southwestern sky. Wonderful photos!! =)

  25. Olga you have brightened up a dreary Irish night with the rain lashing against the skylights of The Garret, and the wind roaring through the trees across the street in the churchyard. Blue! I love all shades as you know. Turquoise has to be up at the top of my list, but I also adore lapis lazuli the colour of the Blessed Virgin Mary's robes. Sometimes the colours in icons of her robes can make me want to cry they are so pure.

  26. Wow, what wonderful blues. My faves are the skies, the irises and the delphinium I think. Great theme for a post.

  27. Оля, я с тобой насчет BLUE. Люблю его и все! Первoe фото просто шикарнoe.

  28. Olga dear your images of blue are beautiful, blue is such a soothing tranquil colour. The first photograph is my favourite with the subtle changes in the blue where it rises above the ocean.
    xoxoxo ♡

  29. Hi DeanO,
    Thank you. Blue is really one of those colours that you can marvel at.

    Hi Wong,
    I like your expression, that blue is clean. It really is a very clean colour.

    Hi Veronique,
    I`m not surprised that you have picked your favourite photo with a French bistro. It is from Quebec. We visited it several times, and each time, I found that French people use blue appropriately.

    Hi Pet,
    It`s most important that you`re not in a blue mood too often :) Then, ladies in red will always be around you.

    Hi Tomoko,
    It`s very interesting that you mention seeing turquoise only when you were young. Over here, you can see turquoise over the Lake Ontario very frequently - with many different shades.

  30. Hi Jorge,
    It`s very pleasant to hear that it brings warmth to you. Maybe that`s because I didn`t include my winter photos :)

    Hi Duncan,
    Sometimes, the sky over here is the colour ultramarine. It`s very deep and intense.

    Hi Randy,
    Yes, shades of blue fascinate me a lot. I often find turquoise in your photos, which pleases me very much :)

    Hi Pierre,
    I `m heureux vous avez aimé mes photos. Bleu au Canada n'est pas du tout comme en Europe.

    Hi Eko,
    Kiitos.Suurin osa sinisen värin Kanadassa tulee järvestä tai taivaalta.

  31. Hi Ирен,
    Такое синее бывает здесь небо и летом, и зимой!
    А над озером оно часто бирюзовое. Спасибочки!

    Hi Jane and Lance Hattatt,
    I also find many different meanings in blue - sometimes hidden ones, in different shades. It can easily transition into grey or violet. The presence of blue always remains in those cases - even, sometimes, in red.

    Hi 1-2Punch,
    Thank you for the periwinkle! :)

    Hi Petra,
    I also love any shade of turquoise. There is something magical about it. Today, I have borrowed Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon; I will begin reading it tomorrow :)

    Hi Richard,
    Bien sûr, je connais votre bleu. J'aime vraiment vos peintures. Ils respirent la tranquillité et la nature.

  32. Hi Sarah,
    That`s our Lake Ontario in that photo. It`s great to live next to water when you can see the horizon line and you can observe all the shades of blue.

    Hi tattina,
    Спасибо! Здесь совсем другой небесно голубой. В нём много ультрамарина. Даже иногда не верится в эту яркость.

    Hi Ola,
    You`re absolutely right. It`s a very delicate transition between that state of blue you can find on the water.

    Hi Mary,
    I really like your connection of the colour blue to freedom. Thank you.

    Hi Tisa,
    Обожаю бирюзовый! Теряю волю при виде бирюзового:)

  33. Hi Trevor,
    Thank you for describing it as a Study in Blue...I really do nothing much besides study colours.

    Hi Dr. Kathy McCoy,
    Yes, the colour blue is not as particular as you might think. It easily transitions into other colours. And it`s so beautiful in its shades.

    Hi Maxwell Soares,
    Thank you for your visit and your comment. I`m glad you enjoyed it :)

    Hi Sandy,
    It`s incredible, but I find that the colour of the sky is completely different in every country. Sometimes it`s deep, sometimes it seems transparent or pastel-like.

    Hi Dolly,
    Turquoise is definitely one of my favourites. When the sky is blue, I like to look at my Mexican bracelet in that colour. I know you have a lovely selection of turquoise.

  34. Hi Gillian,
    Thank you. I really love to collect the images that represent different colours, and then to study and compare them.

    Hi kopeechki,
    Видела твой великолепный свитер. Вот это цвет!

    Hi Dianne,
    It`s true - sometimes you can capture such unbelievable shades of blue on Lake Ontario. It`s as if you are experiencing a symphony of colours.

  35. Hi Olga. How are you? You should come to Antalya(Turkey) and watch the magnificent piano festival. Don't forget that music is the food of the soul. International Antalya Piano Festival is one of the best in Europe. This year, Japanese pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii, Russian violinist Vladimir Spivakov, Finnish pianist Olli Mustonen, Hungarian trompetist Gabor Boldoczki, Labeque Sisters, Russian violinist Aleksey Igudesman and South Korean pianist Hyung-ki Joo, Spanish pianist Dorantes, Polish pianist Szymon Chojnacki and Fazıl Say and other Turkish pianists will perform in 12th International Antalya Piano Festival.

  36. Very nice photos.

    The third one is my favourite, catches my imagination :)

  37. I love blue and green. This is a magical post and shows so many variations of blue. I am typing this looking out the window at a very blue sky with a green hedge below. Diane

  38. Colors impact me in different ways depending on the moment. Your photos do draw me to each and every blue. Once again well done!

  39. Blue was my favorite color growing up. I love periwinkle.

  40. Ольга, великолепная подборка!
    Задает настроение на весь день!

  41. I love turquoise but the fender of that car was wonderful!

  42. I love all shades of blue. Lovely photos.

  43. It's always a pleasure to spend here... you have a very special look for photos.
    Congratulations and happiness.
    A good week with a warm hug from me.

  44. Lovely shades of blue, so beautiful!

  45. Hi ✪♜I.B.G.♜✪,
    Thank you for visiting my blog. I know that there are many interesting cultural events in Turkey. I have some Turkish friends here in Toronto :)

    Hi Craig Smith,
    Thank you for picking favourites from my photos. I'm so glad they could capture your imagination.

    Hi Diane,
    I hope you're feeling better. Take care of yourself. After all, it's not easy to make such a transition.

    Hi R. Jacob,
    Thank you. I feel like a student when it comes to colours and their effects on us.

    Hi lilylovekin,
    I think that periwinkle is difficult to describe. It's not lavender, it's not blue, but something in between.

  46. Hi Nadya,

    Hi helen,
    Turquoise is one of my favourite colours. It stuns me whenever I see it. Thank you for your visit.

    Hi Romance Reader,
    I love these shades of blue too :) Thank you.

    Hi teca,
    Thank you for the compliments. In reality, it's just a study of colour :)

    Hi Nas Dean,
    Thank you. Isn't blue such an enchanting colour?

  47. Hi olga, my friend, I had many days to visit you. Two angels of my family (aunt and cousin) left us, in a traffic crash.Let them,rest in haven!
    Thank you for your photos, so beauty, I can forget the reality. I love your beautiful park, and it's colours!I love blue Prusian and blue-lila, like your flower in the last photo! congratulations for your special look of photos!!! Kisses from Greece.

  48. Lovely collection! Blue is one of my absolute favorite colors :) All shades of blue are beautiful but I love turquoise!

  49. Hi Φανή Παπαγεωργίου, Ζωγράφος,
    I'm really sorry to hear about this tragic news. I send you my condolences. I think that, in Greece, there is so much blue. This blue stands before my eyes right now. It is so incredible.

    Hi Marisa,
    I love turquoise too. I have a scarf, a bracelet, and I would love to acquire some shoes to go with them :)

  50. This is really a great blog. Beautiful photo work. Bravo!