|acrylic in 5 x 7 inch sketchbook|
I think couches have their charm just as much as chairs do. As it turns out, they are just as fun to paint.
The other night I spent an hour and half just mixing colors and then writing them down. That is how I came up with the colors in this couch sketch. I have never taken the time to really study color that way and right away I could see the benefits of doing it. You can see the colors I mixed in the photo below...seven colors in all...kind of an odd combination. When I painted the couch, I just referred to my chart and it saved a lot of time because I knew ahead of time what colors were going to go where and how to mix them.
I knew I could do this, but I have been too lazy to spend the time. However, after the ease of the sketch, I will be making more color charts from now on to help with future paintings.
|color study in a sketchbook|
A few weeks ago I watched Paul Taggart's video on basic color mixing. I painted the below painting using the primary colors he uses in the video. The colors did seem to provide more cohesiveness in the painting.
|Bird painting using Paul Taggart's color mixing lesson|
acrylic and oil on 9 x 12 inch paper
Interesting stuff this color mixing business is.
What are you working on?