Kline of Blue
How Make the International Kline Blue to Paint a Plaster Cast.
Damn, but is it possible to patent a color?!
Would you like to paint your own cast in the manner of Kline? It’s very easly…
After many tests, I finally found a really easy way to repeat the experience that Yves Kline did with plaster casts. You will be able to discover the contact with the pure color, dense and materic that is the pure energy referred to by kline.
I found it really enjoyable to do and a fulfilling experience.
You can get the same exact color effect, with velvety smooth surface and matt blue just like in the orignal casts by Yves Kline.
Use pure pigment ultramarine blue and mix it with Acrilmat. Acrilmat is a fixative for tempera, and is sold at an affordable price in art supplier shops.
The best pure pigment ultramarine blue on market is the Kremer ultramarine blue dark (Pigment Blue 29 CI 77007. Kremer Pigmente GmbH & Co.) the chemical name is sodium aluminium sulfo silicate.
Mixes more or less 2 tablespoons of pigment with 2 and half tablespoons of medium. You can change the dose, but the color paste should be smooth and mellow. Not too dense, not too much liquid.
Then paint with a brush on dry plaster with slight brushstrokes, the color should be materic on the plaster, because in this way worked Yves Kline. Let it dry a few minutes, then mix a tablespoon of acrilmat with half teaspoon of pigment and paint again over the surface. This second layer increases the color fixing.
Leave to dry completely or use a heatgun. In the end, if necessary, you can further fix the color with matte fixative spry for drawing (for me it was not necessary).