I have just come across a little trick of using paper plates to record the palette used. The idea is to keep dabs of color on the plate and then write down what the mix is. I have done versions of this before but not so regulated. I also like the notion of pinning the paper plates to the wall for instant reference. I want to apply the same procedure with underpainting and layers. Seems like this could save a great deal of wasted time and decision making.
I have been fortunate in 2017 to have three one-person shows and understand a simple and perhaps obvious rule; the more you show, the better the chances for sales. Sales have been the best ever this year and easily doubled from the year before. I have discovered that it is not necessarily the work that I think is best that sells. There also seems to be a preference for shades of blue pigments with quasi-recognizable imagery. Does this make a difference to my work? I hope not. Just saying. Many of you will argue this conclusion and I welcome the argument. Of course it always depends on the audience.