Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Celadon Winner!

Our winner, of the celadon paint package is Trish from Duluth.  Congratulations, Trish!  e-mail me with your mailing address, and I'll ship it out.  But the rest of you now know how to mix this color, so you should not lack for gorgeous neutral variations on Celadon.  If you order it from Blick, please ask them to make it available in 8 oz bottles.  AND tell them that the small bottles are hard to squeeze.  The more people who tell them these things, the more likely they are to offer what we want.  In fact, you can CONTACT BLICK and make these suggestions, without placing an order.

The Blick Matte Acrylics are better than cheap craft paint, but not nearly as heavily pigmented as professional grade paints.  However, what I like about them is their consistent opacity.  I generally use the white, black, celadon, and a few other neutrals:  sage blue, warm gray, Nimbus gray, and some of the pale oranges, turquoises, etc.  They are great for good coverage in muted colors.

One of you pointed out that Liquitex makes a similar color called Baltic Green.  I've used that as well; it's gorgeous, but a bit darker and over twice the price as Blick Matte Celadon.




In the above 9"x12" pieces you can see how the celadon makes the red really pop.  This is one of the issues we explore in Balancing Opposites: using muted colors to enhance bright colors.  We also look at busy areas vs. quite areas; soft edges vs. hard edges, and working with complimentary color pairs.  It is a fun way to look at the whole issue of composition.

Thanks for all your comments and participation in this giveaway.  Enjoy all your color mixing adventures!

8 comments:

  1. I just called Blick and asked them to change the 2oz bottles because they are impossible to squeeze -- and this isn't the first time I've done that. I did mention your blog post, though, and the fact that A LOT of people experience this problem with those bottles. I also requested that more (or all) colors be available in 8oz bottles. If anybody else wants to call Blick, here's their number: 1-800-828-4548. The more of us who call, the better the likelihood these issues may be fixed soon.

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    1. THANKS! If we all pester them they might do something.

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  2. It's a great colour...and you use it SO well. Congrats to Trish.

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  3. Lucky Trish! I hope she has fun with her prize. 😊

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  4. Duh! I just noticed all the celadon on your blog page! It definite makes the Reds and oranges pop. I started a celadon background this week. And noticed that the small bottle doesn't squeeze. Will add my voice to the others.

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  5. I am just thrilled to find your web page and blog! Thanks for sharing your expertise. I will be watching for your workshops. I just had surgery on my hand and cannot hold a brush or squeeze out paint. That day will be coming soon.

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