Colored Pencil Color Wheel

May 2, 2016

Making color wheels: fun and oh so practical! Color wheels and swatches (that use colors that I have in my possession) save me a huge amount of time in choosing color combinations for artwork. And they’re pretty.  

What goes with purple?

August 17, 2015

It’s a rainy Monday morning and this gray day is clearly begging for a splash of color. Hence a deep, royal purple goes down onto the paper. But what else? A bunch of bright summer colors somehow feels a bit…

1st spray painting of 2015

Making faces outside

May 21, 2015

The nights are long and the sun is shining… ’tis the season to be outside paintin’ stuff. Now that I’ve invested in a nice collection of drool-inducing spray paint colors, it’s time for some fun. And lots of trial and…

Stunning Brazilian Street Art

January 8, 2015

Brazil is beeeeautiful… but Brazilian cities are sometimes not so beautiful. Often overflowing with people, buildings and cars, packed so tight that the dirty concrete walls turn the streets turn into roasting hot pizza ovens, the urban environment has become…

Rainbow Circle Color Study

November 16, 2014

I’d like to master the rainbow, wield all of its beautiful colors at my fingertips like hypnotic laser lights going off at 3am in a bumpin’ night club. Such grandiose dreams must start somewhere, and I have started with circles,…

Aqua, orange & red color exercises

November 5, 2014

I’ve been obsessed with aqua lately, most likely because it’s been one of the “in” colors of 2014, which probably means that it’s already well on it’s way to becoming a tacky passé color. So, I figure I gotta enjoy…

Color Wheel

Color Wheel Exercise

November 2, 2014

Color wheels are great tools for making color selections, so I thought I’d make my own. It’s also awesome just to oggle.

PrismaColor Color Wheel

November 1, 2014

All of the PrismaColor colored pencil hues mapped out on to a color wheel, complements of “couturej”, of

Farnsworth Munsell 100 Hue Test

Are you color challenged? Take the Munsell test and find out.

October 30, 2014

The Farnsworth Munsell 100 Hue Test might be a mouthful but it’s also fun, free little tool that tests the subtlety of your color perception. If any annoying ads pop up while you’re going through the test, just click outside…

Color workshop: An Eye For Color, taught by Heidi Jandel Weiland

Upcoming Color Workshop @ the Anchorage Museum

October 23, 2014

AN EYE FOR COLOR 6 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, Nov. 3-24 I’m excited to be teaching a four week class on creating color schemes at the Anchorage Museum. The class will focus on how to utilize color concepts, color theory,…