Well I did it, I said I wasn't going to, but I did anyway.
I signed up for Joanne Sharpe's new on line class. This one is called Color Love. I have already finished her other two, Letter Love and Artful Alphabets. I just couldn't resist this one, I mean really, it's about Color and I love Color!
I may not manage to get all the lessons done, 25 of them for $35.00. They are posted, Monday, Wednesday, & Friday for 5 weeks, but they will be up and available forever, so if summer gets busy I will just save them for a rainy or quiet day or when I need a little art fix.
The first lesson was all about getting familiar with your stash of coloring supplies. I made color swatches of my paints, pens and inks. I also did charts that I can hang on the wall in front of my work space. That gives me a great visual aid to go to when I'm looking for just the right color to add to my art.
A bonus from this lesson is my crafting area got organized and I found paints that I had forgotten I had, pulled them out, tried them again and now have some "new again" favorites. One of them is Spanish Orange! That is a color from Prismacolor and I have Spanish Orange in a watercolor pencil and a pencil crayon. It is such a vibrant yellow and I know it will go great in many of my new pieces, but honestly, before I did the color swatch I never used it.
I look forward to many more "Ah ha" moments during these classes, they have all been great fun and I have no doubts in my mind that this one will be just as wonderful.