My eyes are transforming into hue, tone and value meters! It’s great. It does, however, make driving a car more challenging.
It’s no wonder plein air painting is such a challenge. The colors vary, in every way possible, from day to day, from moment to moment. Yesterday morning was also gray, but a cool gray rather than the warm gray that illuminates my backyard today.
When I get bold enough, I will try this same exercise on a large piece of watercolor paper, just to see what the impact might be.
Morning watercolor sketch of the light and weather conditions at that moment of the day.