im a new person here and I've not yet started on mark's very generous intructions. I can't wait to start, but have no space .
I am first working on color matching through Arthur stern's book 'how to see colour and paint it', which is great.
my struggle/question is this : when you hold your paint out (on a pallete knife viewing through a hole in a card) visually match it to your still life (in my case simply an orange against colored paper) the paint sample is in less light than the actual still life so- well the value is all wrong and I can't figure out where to hold the paint sample- do you put it RIGHT in there against the still life? So it's under the lamp light? Or in the room light? Everyone must have this problem?