For me, color selection is a balance between intellect and emotions.
My studio is surrounded by windows on all sides. This gives it a nice balance of light that allows my eyes to relax, allowing me to observe a wide range of colors, comfortably. We use the windows facing North, for consistent light, and South for a wider range of light throughout the day. Both windows have trees and sky behind them, which greatly influences the subtleties of stained glass.
Color selection is one of the first things I start when undertaking a project. It is important to “live” with the selections to really know how they will respond to light over time.
Thinking, observing and feeling my way through this process is a way of life, as I move around my workplace, pausing to reflect on the glass we have arranged in our windows.