I have a few questions about learning colour beacause it's been bugging me recently and also in the past.
When studying colour from life is it better to:
1. first create limited harmonized palette based on what I see and from what I know in colour theory. Then paint with these colours.
2. or just put down colours as I see them (also as much variation as possible) and try to notice if they work together (or not)
The other thing is when I was in one atelier with painting lessons, there was some thought behind what objects are chosen for still life. For example draperies were in different reds or greens. I guess it was done this way to force thinking about subtle changes in colour like temperature and saturation.
Is something like that recommended for beginning or I can just grab random objects at home and paint them with equal success ? I am so careful with these things beacause after few years I realised that with learning painting it's much more effective to start from simple stuff. Only few basic colours, simple subjects and slowly introducing bigger challanges. I already have some experience but I feel like I missed some complete basics.
I think it all sums up this kind of question - Does colour harmony exists in nature beacuase light from environment binds everything together or I need to create colour harmony myself?
Thanks in advance.