Studio Kitty

I just have to show and tell, I love my cat, she brings me so much joy! Introducing…… Kitty 🙂

Color charting…..

Don’t you just hate it when u want to rework a painting and u cant remember what colors u used?

Now I document every color I use for  every painting. Yes a color chart really works. I find them very useful, saves me a ton of time. When designing a painting, I simply use my color charts to map out my painting and the colors I’ll be using. If I’m not sure of a color, it’ll be on my color chart for sure. How simple is that!

I’ll give you an example. I’m sitting at my easel staring at my still life I set up in my studio and can’t put my finger on the color. I simply hold up my color chart to match the color I need. I mix it up and et viola!

If I could give you very sound advise, the color charts will save you so much hassle over and over again. You want a short cut? This is it. It may take you a week to make these color charts, but in the long term, it’s use will be worth it’s weight a hundred times over in gold and time.

Here’s an example, close up of how I made these color charts. As you can see, it is well used.

First completed painting this year…

8"x10"

In the making…

Having one of those Asperger days of indifference, very difficult to stay motivated. Have several paintings on the go, many of them waiting to dry and then to be glazed and scumbled.

New years first painting…

New year, new beginnings, new resolutions, goals and aspirations. Upon my easel is my first painting for this year…. Close to completion….

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