When I walked into my first painting class, I was terrified of color.
I remember backing my easel into a corner so that no one else could see that I didn’t even know how to lay out my palette.
I remember spending hours just trying to perfect a mixture, and at the end of class looking up to see I’d put almost nothing on my canvas at all.
I watched my teachers seemingly effortlessly mix paint and see colors inside of things that I just couldn’t visualize.
A lot of them offered complicated color theory, excellent but difficult-to-remember tips that seemed unconnected, or insisted “it just takes time.”