|The first quarter of charting ended with Terra Rosa hung on the wall I cleared for the charts. |
Aside from hanging space, clearing the wall gave me more open floor space, the better to back up and squint.
|I got my wall plus another project: move the electrical sculpture that's smack dab in the middle of it.|
A new outlet will be added up towards the ceiling and the wires shortened.
|Just turning the shelving unit gave me not only a clear wall to hang my color charts, but also more open floor space.|
I occasionally put the canvas on the floor and walk around it viewing the color composition.
My studio is no great space by some folks (swell) standards, but it serves me well and better after last weekend. My work paid off in hanging space and open floor space--all because I decided to chart Richard Schmid's suggested palette. Another bonus from all that dust and trash was a plan for new lighting. While many, many artists prefer natural North light exposures for their studios. I like to painting under incandescent lighting. That's what people have in their homes, where they hang art.
"The studio is less important than other things, like the burning desire to paint. If you don't have this disease, you can't catch it from a nice studio." --Warren Criswell
TERRA ROSA IS AN ABSOLUTELY LUSH COLOR!
I charted it as the red for a palette of primaries. I suspected it was important for the self portrait I'm working on. Today, I knew I was right. The chart revealed beautiful skin tones, which I've started to work into the face.
|Terra Rosa not only suits the face, but will be in the front brim of the hat, reflected off the face.|
Cobalt Blue, Yellow Ochre and Terra Rosa plus white is all the palette this painting needs.