The Painted Palette: A Day’s Work In Just 10,000 Hours

Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000 Hour Rule, that 10,000 hours of “deliberate practice” are needed to become world-class in any field, drives the passion and excellence in every personal, handmade, painted palette that I create.

Knowing yourself visually is the first step to experiencing the “art of looking like yourself” but it’s a process for the objective, trained eye because…….you don’t know what you look like!

That image in the mirror you see every morning is not what other people see. Crazy, right? But, true. That’s one reason why self portraits in painting are so difficult to do. The same holds true for Personal Color Analysis.

Here is a Jewel Tone Summer client I loved working with because there is so much awareness within her about who she is and who she isn’t. This palette session was an affirmation of her knowing. And even though this wasn’t life transformational for my client, seeing herself reflected in palette form will be a visually powerful tool for streamlining her wardrobe.

Look for my next post…..I’m writing about the best colors to wear for getting a hot date. If you have plans for Valentine Day you won’t want to miss it.

In a follow up post we will look at how a forensic artist draws portraits of people using only their self descriptions. You won’t believe this until you see it. You REALLY don’t know what you look like.
Until next time, may the colors be with you,
Pati Springmeyer
Master Color Designer
Seasonal Color Studio

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