Do you know how frustrating it is to love something, but not necessarily know everything about it? That’s sometimes the way I feel about mixing color.
I have such a visual lust for color — learning new colors, discovering new color combinations, figuring out how various light sources affect hue, and how colors look drastically different side by side — but I have so many holes in my body of knowledge.
One way I’ve learned a lot about the dramatically different uses of color is by studying plein air painting. Because “light as color” is practically the mantra of plein air artists, discussions with these painters about their plein air art or studying their outdoor painting offerings yields pearls of wisdom about what painters really do that are virtually priceless. Continue reading.