Shawn Falchetti, CPSA

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Swatches

I've just started working on a new piece, and snapped a photo of one of my favorites parts of the process - working out the color palette.  If possible, I'll lay down the swatches on scrap pieces of the actual paper I'm using (in this case, black Colourfix).  If I like the color, I'll put the pencil aside into my "palette box" for the picture.  Hopefully I'll also remember to label the color - something I don't always do when I'm rapidly trying many colors - so I can reference it later on.  It's also a nice sanity check to look at all of the colors in the piece at once as swatches - if they have good harmony, then I'll feel more confident about how the final picture will look.  Here's the pic of the working palette for my new piece: palette-med