This pastel drawing ‘Golden Purple – 25-02-21’ is based on a previous graphite pencil drawing ‘Roundism – 14-09-19’. The latter I always liked because of its abstract quality. Surely I feel my roundism style is shown to advantage maximally there. However, my main concern was to at least match this result and to add value to it. Albeit I felt like pooring tomato ketchup over a 5 star meal in a desperate attempt to make it taste even better. Half in limbo, half confident I set out to draw.
One thing I felt sure to employ: the love for my complementary duo yellow-purple. As to this it is a sort of continuation of the color scheme used in my last drawing. The only difference is that forms are more abstracted and less hybrid in this one. Consequently the use of color could be diminished too and so I strived to achieve that. Hence less little colored patches, only a couple of colors more. I had to break the dominance of the yellow-purple a bit, so I also used some blues, pinks and greens. The goal was to support, even enhance the complementary duo rather than to act to the detriment of it.
Expectations are never met in creating art and this pastel drawing is no exception. Perhaps it is like giving birth. You will never know what you end up with. In the most favorable case they will surpass them and even that, could you ever premeditate a result? I must say I am not dissatisfied. In general I can see that I was able to keep the values extreme. There is plenty of very light and very dark tones. The colors seem to cancel them out a little bit, causing a kind of golden glow at a distance. Up close they play the roles of independant actors in their own right.
Pastel drawing on Clairfontaine Pastel Mat paper (69.4 x 49.8 x 0.1 cm)
Artist: Corné Akkers
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