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Free Floating Blue Wave Nude - 10-02-21. Corné Akkers Corné Akkers Kunstwerken
Color Addition
This pastel drawing ‘Free Floating Blue Wave Nude – 10-02-21’ is based on a previous graphite pencil drawing ‘Roundism – 19-07-16’. In my art statement to that drawing I already explained my motives to render the floating female figure in my roundism style. Lately I am converting some of my previous works in pastel. The question I put myself is if I have to change the composition and the tonality. Surely color comes into play but that does not mean I should let the composition undisturbed. I make mistakes all the time and by some drawings in the past I am deeply embarrassed in retrospective. However, that does not apply to this drawing. It needed only the invention of a color scheme that would match an enchanting depiction.

Color Variety
Since converting a motif to a larger scale was easy I had plenty of time to experiment with colors. For some reason I felt I had to lay low on the color variety. My last pastel drawing already shows a color palet stretched to the max. Obviously a submerged object looses its color quickly, only to be girdled by blue and green water hues. Therefor I decided to use only a narrow color bandwidth: half a color wheel to be precise. Limitation always is master’s token.

Different Kinds of Blue
In order to enhance vibrancy I placed different kinds of blue next to eachother. Greenish blue touches such as phtalo blue green are placed next to reddish blue like ultramarine. I call this the complementary contrast within one main color. On the other hand true complementary color contrasts are visible in the green and pink / purple hues of the female form. These are not as dominant as the quantity of blue hues though. The reason is that both colors lack a strong chroma due to the light tonal planes they are at. In addition they are less in quantity throughout the whole pastel.

Pastel drawing on Clairfontaine Pastel Mat paper (69.4 X 49.8 X 0.1 cm)
Artist: Corné Akkers
Free Floating Blue Wave Nude - 10-02-21
Modern and Contemporary Art,  Drawings,  Drawings
Author: Corné Akkers
0.1 x  69.4 x  49.8 cm  /   0 x  27.3 x  19.6 in
Weight 300 kg   /  661.38 lbs
Sub-type: Pastel  /   Themes: Artistic Nude  /   Origin: Europe  /   Genre: Cubism  /   Characteristic: Signed  /   Authenticity / Provenance: Original  /   Period: Contemporary  /  
Posted: february 10, 2021 / Modified: february 10, 2021
Copyright Corné Akkers Kunstwerken

A. De Francisco
A. De Francisco , March 4
Muy bonito!
Marisol Usandegi
Premium members Marisol Usandegi , February 11
Magnífica realizacion.
Free Floating Blue Wave Nude - 10-02-21
1,500 €  1,065 £  1,710 $ 
Available for sale
Corné Akkers Kunstwerken
Corné Akkers Kunstwerken
Artist Painter 
Den Haag, Netherlands
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