A quick review of what I'm learning CP-wise:
- Complementary color pairings for shadow or depth are amazingly effective.
- Using a color in different areas of a piece is a double-edged sword- it can create unity, but also can kill differentiation - that is, you can't tell the bark from the trunk if you use all the same colors!
- Warm grey is my new friend - I just love that color and what it can bring to my work.
- Failure may create patience in me - I read recently that you should create a palette before beginning a CP work - trying out combinations and orders of layers before you start. It sounds like an incredibly disciplined, honorable, sensible thing to do. But, frankly, I'm just a little too impatient to do it this time (plus I've got vellum, so I can erase to nothing.) Although, I can see myself wishing I had done more planning when I finish this.
Other than that, I am thinking about next month and what to study.