You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know Until You Know What You Don’t Know

A new design from my private label, Bourbon Couture. I bought the silk chiffon years ago, long before I became a color stylist. Will I wear this print? Yes. But like anything, once you know what you don’t know, it’s impossible to go back. So, I’ve trained myself to analyze everything I wear and here are my thoughts: This design …

The Winter Appearance Design In The The Painted Portrait

Color analysts are familiar with the phenomenological effect our inherent coloration has on our optical lens. This is a fact widely accepted in academic Fine Art painting circles. After years of training, art students become self-correcting and begin to use their own color preferences in the color palettes and subject matter which mark their own “style”. It is at this …

Case Study: Viola Davis

The annual Academy Awards affords color analysts the best and worst eye candy of the year. Often there are beautiful gowns on beautiful women. But sometimes I remember the gown better than the person. This is because either the color and/or style is too far removed from the person’s native coloring and seasonal archetype. One of my favorite actresses is …

Seeing Color Is Not Natural; It Is Learned

In classical painting ateliers it is taught that “color is not natural; color must be learned”. In Personal Color Analysis the idea that seeing color is an organic event still prevails; either ya got or ya don’t. This is a holdover from the aftermath of the Modern Art movement of the last 100 years: the modernist propaganda that “skilled craftsmanship …

“Why Things Got Ugly” Lecture Hits The Road!

Friends, I’m proud to announce that my presentation “Why Things Got Ugly” since the Great Art Scam of The 20th Century, or as I like to also call it,” The Emperor’s New Clothes”, will be the featured presentation at the next Las Vegas Watercolor Society meeting in January ’17. Here is a short clip from my demonstration at the Color …