My first COLOR still life painting. It wasn’t as scary as I’d thought it would be. I used my pony and allosaurus toys as a reference. I wanted to include a simple geometric shape as well but I had none with color (because I sprayed white paint over them) . I will go hunting in Goodwill for some. I learned a ton from this painting. First of all color is deceiving. To set up my palette, I did a little game. I took a photo of my still life and loaded it into Photoshop and placed it on my left monitor. I then set up a blank canvas, and placed it on my right. I then guess which colors where correct and placed them on my canvas like a swatch, then i would used the eyedropper tool on the color in the photo I was guessing to see how accurate I was. I would then guess again if it was too far off. That’s how I made my pallet. Because of this I can ‘see’ color a bit more clearly. I discovered that there was really no black color anywhere in the image. The shadow areas actually had a lot of brownish red in them due to bounce lighting. This painting is unfinished and will be completed on Friday. So Far I have spent 1 hour and twenty minutes on it. Painted from scratch using a Wacom tablet.