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.