Ultramarine Allison ~ Carol

The beautiful French ultramarine blue of the Allison ~ Carol. The word ultramarine is derived from Middle Latin ultramarinus, meaning “beyond the sea,” because it was imported from Asia by sea.

The Allison ~ Carol lobster boat in the travel lift at Rose’s Marine.

From wiki: Ultramarine is a blue pigment consisting primarily of a zeolite-based mineral containing small amounts of polysulphides. It occurs in nature as a proximate component of lapis lazuli.


  • Great photo Kim! my dad used Ultramarine for the ocean water.In his last years he shared his opinions with me on oil painting colors. reddish blue for the oceans waters. he had macular degeneration in his last years. he told me he had so much in his head he wanted to paint but couldn’t. so sad.thanks for sharing.


  • Thank you Paul for sharing about your Dad. He was in good company. Many extraordinary artists– Monet, Degas, Rembrandt, Mary Cassatt, and Georgia O’Keefe come to mind– all reached their heights of artistic vision while facing a decline in their ocular vision.

    Actually, thanks to Joey for suggesting the shot!


  • That’s just to easy Peter, I can remember beaching your boats out at the playground.


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