If you would come to my studio, you would see lots of notebooks, filled with my efforts to mix colors together to make new colors. I usually do this using "tags" so I can re-arrange a color palette and know what it might look like.
For this exercise, I wanted to know how my colors would contrast with black, since black has always been a color I have struggled with but always liked in the end.
It was also fun to see more colors on the page together in a group. I tend to sort my paints along the colors of the color wheel because I know that analogous colors always work.
I have to say, after years of making these "swatches" I rarely go back and visit them but the process, in itself, is training my mind in a way I never imagined. This process is developing my "intuition" and I think that's what is the underpinning of the advent of AI these days. If you train your mind (or computer) on lots of information from a variety of sources, then your mind begins to see the world through a different lens.
Hmmm. Getting too psychological for this Saturday night!
Carol Ann Waugh
I am a mixed media artist and love color and texture!