Monday, August 1, 2011

Alexander Clausen - Pitcher and Peaches


Title - "Pitcher and Peaches"
Artist: Alexander Clausen
Size: 8 x 10 inches
Medium & Support: Acrylic on Canvas

8 comments:

Nelvia said...

The colors are stunning. I am trying this in acrylic as well and know how difficult it was to get the blending. You got the matte color of the jug, hard to do with the acrylic. Very nice.

Alexander said...

Thank you. The blending to be honest is very often just a matter of luck, and as I wrote to Lela, very proud but I still find something which could/should be better.
Your comment is very appreciated

Nelvia said...

Thank you too for your comments. There is always something to do better.
I know what you mean with the blending, I just keep patting and puttering and eventually it kind of comes together. I know don't if I need to try some of the acrylic mediums or not, might make it easier.

Alexander said...

I just experiment with the colours and a lot of error and trial. And I am not using mediums yet. But I think it is better to mix colour variations with the "core" 8 colours one has, to have a better effect, than the premade orange or purple. I also like to thin the colour with water to achieve some effect, as with grey or whitish ones. Difficulties I do have with darkening a colour.

Nelvia said...

Morning here, I am using a landscape palette of a base of 8 colors as well. What are the reds you are using, the red-pink tone is just wonderful. Also for the white I use gesso and it seems to keep things creamier. I am getting use to how quickly it dries and guess that is why the blending is so difficult - I really don't like hard edges on everything.

Alexander said...

Good afternoon,

I use Naphtorol Red Medium (396)and Quonacridone Rose (366) - who invented these names???. White is Titan White which suits me fine. But some of your pictures on your blog are fascinating, makeing me envious :) .

My Daily Drawing said...

Simply beautiful! The colors are so vivid! Lovely brush work, too. :o)

Alexander said...

Thank you....