Quick Color Exercise

I’m writing this in between stops on the Color Mastery book tour – I just posted photos over at my Quilts and Creativity blog, so stop on over and see the latest tour news.  But here’s a quick color exercise to do to stretch your color expertise.  Get the latest issue of Martha Stewart Living magazine – their color issue (I think it’s May, but not sure).  It has a one-page feature called “Colors We Love,” and it has paint splotches of colors they like from different paint manufacturers.  One night in front of the television with my family, I listed the three elements of each paint color:  it’s hue, value, and intensity.  Wrote directly on top of the paint splotch on the page.  What a great exercise.  It really stretches your color vision.

Then do the same exercise with swatches from your stash, or even your scraps.  No photo with this post – about to pick up my son from school.  Just had to share a fun exercise that’s easy to do.

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