An array of colors fresh from the tube are squeezed onto a sheet of glass. Palette knife in hand, I dip into various colors as I blend a desired color either from memory or a reference. This delicate process is one of the many things I love about painting. Odorless mineral spirits (my favorite is Gamblin - because it's so pure) help thin the paint as colors transform and my paint brush dances across the palette.
Often, people will ask me the name of a color used in one of my paintings. I can't really say because many different colors make up one color. But give me a color to match and I can make it happen. While this skill takes time to develop, my process includes the constant study and experimentation of the use of color. I find inspiration from colors in nature and in my environment and mixing my own colors, is an extension of this learning process.
Given one color, Sherwin Williams - Palatial Skies, as the focus of a painting these restful blues with a hint of soft green will be a perfect addition to a Memphis bedroom.
Sharing the process of a painterly approach to art, wallcoverings, and textiles.