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!