Oct 31, 2012

Hoboken Stroll Study

I will be giving a demo at the PPSCC Members show Nov. 10, 1pm-Pastel Demo Info

I am hoping this Hoboken spot and the people in the area are fairing alright with the last number of days events. My daughter lived in Hoboken until recently and I enjoyed visiting her often while she was there. Some of her close friends are still in the area. The restaurants and shops all around the area were fantastic and a pleasure to take in. And I had recently finished up this little study in anticipation of creating a larger piece of the scene.

My prayers and well wishes go out to all the people affected by this horrible monster of a storm! Please know you are in our thoughts.

Ways to help are already being established- Here is one link to the Red Cross to help out the victims. Red Cross

Oct 4, 2012

color mixer

Golden Color Mixer

Okay, so this link above is kinda neat. Of course, trying it with real paint is going to give you better results, but you could still use it as a tool to help you on your way. I am sure monitor calibration is an issue, too. But still just fun to play with while your taking a break. And if you want to save a little on your paints, it may be a good starting point to test how to get to a certain color. How many of us have proceeded to mix a color and boy did it go wrong along the way.

Speaking of color, love the blue in the water. (Self portrait photo I was goofing around with up in Maine.) According to the color mixer, I may get a good match by going with either Cobalt Blue or Ultramarine Blue mixed with Manganese Blue Hue. Have to head to my studio and test it out.