A friend was kind enough to drop by my workshop today and noted the paint swatches, scribbled notes on white drying times, formulas for mediums, color wheels - et al. While my pal was supportive, some fly-by-the seat of your pants artists have ridiculed me for being too technically preoccupied - as if it will stunt my creative growth. To each their own and my way works for me. On the days I can't get going, exercises like the one above jumpstart the energy. This experiment was inspired by friend and amazing color genius, Corrine Loomis Dietz. We were enjoying rare and precious time making art together and I delivered a derogatory comment about a green I regarded as particularly virulent. Corrie suggested some people might like the color and said, "Try it with Quinacridone Red." When Golden Green Gold is combined with Quin Red, the result is great base skin tones. In oil, try Gamblin's Cadmium Green and Quin Red. Lesson learned. I may not wear or paint the kitchen this green, however, it makes a very able addition to the color world. Presuming from our prejudices can set us back in art and life.