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Friday, November 10, 2006

PALETTE AND PAINT

PAINTED PALETTE


MY PALETTE


I've made pans from my tube paints. This means I've filled each well with an entire tube and smoothed the top flat. Not only does this eliminate the problem of searching for tubes if I should run out of a color midway through painting but it's much easier to keep the paints moist. I don't paint everyday so this has been a real boon for me. I did leave one well empty just in case I need to add a color down the road.

Also something I'd never done before was to create a painted palette so I can see at a glance what each color will look like on the paper.

2 comments:

Jessica Torrant said...

I love seeing how painters work - not only their technique, but subtle things like this that end up making a big difference. And that's a GREAT idea to make the painted version for reference.

Billie Crain said...

thank you, Jessica! this time i plan to do things the right way. knowing my colors will surely help me along.