Inventing Color: This gallery shows various works of art that have a shade of blue within the painting. The blue shades range from very light blue to turquoise/navy blue. Each painting has a strong blue hue within it that makes it stand out. I have attempted to order the paintings from darkest to lightest in order to portray a smooth gradient of blue. Blue tones in paintings often give it an element of peace and calm. Some of the paintings are covered in blues while others only have one element that is painted in blue. Regardless, the blues within all of the paintings stand out even more when placed within a color scheme of a single shade. Although each painting has a different shade of blue, they all cohesively fit together as calm works of art full of blues.