I've always been a color organizer. I can remember taking all the books off the shelf and putting them back in rainbow order. It's probably not the best system for finding a particular book but it sure looks pretty. And I found that *I* knew where to look for a particular book because I easily remember what color the cover is. Color is important to me. I notice it.
Over the past month or so, I've been grouping my finished paintings by color. It's fun and I'm learning so much from it. As I paint and write about and discover my style this year, I'm finding this is probably THE most helpful thing I've done, other than to paint A LOT.
I pulled this group of paintings together by color and then was able to notice all the other relationships between the pieces....the similar shapes, the layers, etc. Right now I'm really into this grouping and find myself thinking of how to make more that would fit with these.
This was an interesting grouping. The flower painting is from 2 years ago and the collaged piece from this past spring. I didn't notice the similarities in the line work between these two pieces until I grouped them together based on the greens.
Go ahead and give it a try. See if grouping your work by color helps you to notice/discover your style.