Christina Darras, The sound of the sea, aquarelle on cotton paper, 70 x 100cm, 2017.
Dutch Blue is a body of work, comprising paintings and aquarelles, created in a single colour: Ultramarine Blue.
Ultramarine Blue, also known as ‘Dutch Blue’ or ‘Delphi Blue’ is a pigment, which creates a colour with limitless qualities. It can be transparent and light, but it can also be compact and opaque. It can be cold when mixed with white, and yet is a warm colour when pure and dense. Darras chose to work with Ultramarine Blue because it is a reminder of her Mediterranean home and a colour which represents melancholia as a fertile ground for exploration.