I love measuring out the grid with a ruler.
I love methodically filling the boxes.
I love the linear, sequential process
as opposed to
my more intuitive, fast, & loose sketching style.
I created a new chart because of
two new Winsor Newton tube colors:
I was curious to see how they mixed with my other colors,
and how they differed from one another & from:
Making these charts is a fine way
to get to know one's paints.
It's not just about the colors,
but also about the granulation & irregularities
that different paints produce when mixed, wet in wet.
Doing my chart reminded me
of doing a jigsaw puzzle.
It asked me to be patient until the end.
It asked me to work through the repetetive parts,
even if they became boring.
It asked me to pay slow, deliberate attention to the parts
and to the whole.
No doubt the effects of this study
will show up in my next watercolor sketches.