Swatching At Sunset: Daily Art Practice
My husband and I were driving on top of the ridge at sunset and I was able to capture a few beautiful photos in my passenger’s side mirror. I love how the lighting changed in only the 5 minutes or so it took us to get from one side to the other.
Do you like to swatch? I follow a few people on Youtube and they make swatching paint look like so much fun. One of my favorites to watch is Sandi Hester. Her style is loose and fun and she is all about experimenting with color palettes.
Daily Art Practice
Recently, I had an artist date that allowed me to check an item off my to-do list since the end of last year. Last Christmas, my husband gifted me the Daniel Smith 238 Watercolor Dot Color Chart 4 Sheets. It was just one of those things that wasn’t as fun as painting or so I thought, so I always had an excuse why I didn’t want to do it. For those of you that do not know what a swatch sheet is, it has small amounts of paint (mine is watercolor), that have dried and can be reconstituted using a bit of water. This is an excellent way to see the paints and try them out before splurging on a $10-20 tube of paint.
I used my StencilGirl Color Swatching grid to put guides on my watercolor paper.
Here is a close-up of the card. They tell you the lightfastness, opacity, non-staining and granulation properties at the bottom of each color.
Here are some of the metallic paints.
Look at those beautiful greens! I want them all!
As predicted, the swatching of 4 sheets took me 3.5 hours from start to finish. I lit a candle, drank tea and listened to an audio book so overall, it was a relaxing time and it left me inspired to do more color swatching and mixing in the future.
I am joining the tea day ladies, hosted by Elizabeth and Bleubeard. My tea today is Tiesta Tea Pineapple Sangria Pineapple Hibiscus White Tea Premium Loose Leaf Tea Blend . On Cyber Monday, Tiesta Tea was on sale, so I stocked up on some flavors I had never tried. This one is very tasty and I would definitely recommend it.
Happy Tea Day,