Can you see the touches of blue among the pieces of burning coal in this painting? Most of the reference photos I am studying for my coal series are replete with the colors of gray, black and orange. However, I found one picture that had blue traces and found out in Wikipedia that “a blue-colored flame only emerges when the amount of soot decreases and the blue emissions from excited molecular radicals become dominant.” This artist is learning some science! and I love the color blue.
Why am I doing a series of coal art pieces? My artwork is my voice and there is a chance that these coal paintings and drawings might help create a visual reminder of the significant dangers inherent in the mining, cleaning, transportation and burning of coal. For the near future at least, every time I post a blog, I will mention the impacts caused by using this type of fuel.