|Various color swatches, palettes and necessary pieces|
of flotsam and jetsam
Well, KJ, this one's for you!
These photos were actually taken after the worst was over. I had and still have whole pans, half pans, tubes of paint and scraps of paper with a bazillion swatches scattered everywhere, and I do mean, everywhere!
I tend to go all out when I start to change my palette around and it's all I focus on until I make my decisions as to the changes I'm going to make.
|"Your passions sweep you away."|
Fortune cookie from dinner
over the weekend.
They must have peeked into the studio!
Maybe that doesn't describe you, but it sure describes me!
I have more tubes of paint than I care to count for those reasons.
One of things I've learned over the years is that until I know how well a pigment will play with the others ALREADY on my palette, it doesn't matter if it's a "pretty" or an "ugh."
Taking the time to test out the newcomer with my core pigments and see if I get any new, glowing mixes I can't live without is the only way to know if a pigment will make the cut. I sometimes find that I already have a color on my palette that does as good or better job than the new pigment.
There are a couple of pigments on my palette just because I love the mixes I can make by adding them to some of my tried and true colors. As stand alone pigments....they "ughs."
I highly recommend doing color swatches of all the core colors you have on your palette as well as any new pigments you might want to try—bet you'll be surprised!
|Testing out possible color choices for Rainier Cherries|
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