3068: Neutral Scale Finished

My homemade Munsell neutral value scale chips are done.

Paint drying check, first thing in the morning.

It looks like burnt umber is always going to be a problem as far as drying time is concerned. The paint that I put out skinned over within 24 hours even with the clove oil fumes.

Mixtures that have a bit of burnt umber in them but are predominantly made up of titanium white are still very wet within 24 hours.

For today’s session I finished mixing and matching the Munsell value scale from my Munsell book.

This is going to be very helpful for comparing values of any photos or objects and getting closer to matching that value quicker.

Neutral Chips


I used graphite for my warmup today and it was much more challenging than charcoal because the graphite slides across the paper with minimal friction. It’s very slick! That makes it harder to keep the lines straight or where I want them. I believe I’m going to use graphite from now on to challenge myself to improve my warmup more.

What went well, what was awesome! Celebrate It!

Doing the best I can, hummingbird style!

What needs work? What did you learn?

Get the best PM bookend I can. I’m going to need it for tomorrow.

How am I going to Optimize moving forward?

Shut down on time and cool my brain well before bed.

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