I am retired. So lots of time on my hands. Maybe too much! My time is split between home and our boat. So a variety of sketching opportunities. Yesterday I took a closer look at two subjects I would group as necessary but perhaps not exciting. Perspective and Color Theory.
This is a sketch of me at the end of the day feeling a little worn out. That mirror next to my computer does not hide anything!
I am working through Color Choices by Stephen Quiller and Exploring Color by Nita Leland for color theory. After days of research on pigments and colors on Handprint I came up with some substitutions for some of the colors for the Quiller wheel. He is heavy on cadmiums which I wanted to avoid. I had to buy a couple of colorsI Now I have finally set up my Stephen Quiller palette. Some of the those colors in the palette look the same from Ultramarine Blue to Pthalo Green. So I made a cheat sheet. My palette has a see thru tray on one side. Then I decided to make a small Quiller color wheel. Still not happy. So I ordered the Quiller Travel palette. This will mean I will be able to set up the palette like the color wheel. I won’t need cheat sheets! Visual learner!
I am already missing some of my favorite earth colors like Indian Red, Burnt Sienna, Quinacridone Gold, Cerulean Blue and Cobalt Turquoise! I ended up putting my Schmincke palette away. I will return to it a little later. But for now back to what I enjoy most, sketching and putting what I have been studying into action!