Today I started in on the “digestive system” piece. I started by figuring out what colours I wanted to use.

I’ve included my notes. I use a “stick man” colour wheel to plan what colours I want to use. I spend some time thinking about complements, harmony, tone etc before mixing my palette. I only do this when I start a painting. As I progress, I work more intuitively adding additional colours as needed, but sometimes I look back at my notes to try to remember what colour vibration I wanted to highlight. I really enjoy playing with colour and using tinted grays to complement certain colours. Every painting is an experiment with colour. Doing a detailed “underdrawing” is kind of like creating an armature: it allows me to build on colour and shape.

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