What color is it, When I start a new painting from a photo, especially my still life projects, I generally get the temperature by using Irfan View (always free) photo editor I crop an area to see what my colors are going to be by creating a white area within the photo. Now with the color picker I click on areas of the photo and using a brush place that color to the left and then indicate where that color is located I use the straight line tool as a pointer.
Using these color swatches allows me to compare color temps, values and intensity of the remaining colors in the photo for my painting. If I have doubt, I just make another swatch..
Now I save my work, repeat on other areas of the photo doing the same thing. After I finish I will print these out on Kodak glossy paper for reference when mixing colors and where they are located within the painting.
It has been a spell since I have posted anything I would consider helpful. Hope you enjoy.
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