3070: Paper Cross and a Color Wheel

Moving forward on the Paper Cross painting armed with knowledge and a new color wheel.

I had a very focused morning using the color I mixed previously to define the top portion of the paper cross painting.

I’m finding that premixing all my paints allows for me to focus even more on the painting process. Using the premixed paint I know that I will have a painting unified by hue. And while I’m painting I can take those base hues and push them slightly in different way to vary the light on form. All in all the color mixing with Munsell is proving to be very successful.

I started my Munsell color wheel also. I sealed a piece of foam board with gesso and did as best as I could to draw circles and lines on it as geometrically precise as I could. I think I did rather well considering I don’t have a compass.

Tomorrow I will begin plotting all my paint tubes on this color wheel. I’m pretty excited about it. To have a visual representation of the many colors I have on a wheel will make it much easier for me to move hue the way I want and not just guess.

Paper Cross

Munsell Color Wheel


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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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Session Details

  • Session: 3070
  • Work: 1772
  • Width: 18"
  • Height: 24"
  • Medium: Oil, Graphite
  • Location: Home
  • Art Time: 3
  • Creative Time:



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Christopher Beaven

Christopher Beaven

I am an Artist and a programmer currently living in the amazing state of Washington. I have a passion for art, but I'm stubborn as hell with it. My day is complete only when I do some piece of art each day, no matter how small. "There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile."

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