Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Mixing puddles of paint

The mixing was so nice on my new tempered glass palette. I'm still painting monochrome still life pieces, which feel like scales to me. I never minded scales in my piano practice, but they were not thrilling for anyone else. So, too, the monochrome paintings.

Instead of putting my palette into the freezer, I popped it into a Masterson sealed palette protector. I hope that the paint will stay fresh for my work tomorrow!

6 comments:

Celeste Bergin said...

ah a new palette--! Looking good! All this raw umber talk has me doing raw umber too. I think it is GREAT practice!

Jan Yates, SCA said...

why not just open the door and pop it outside? That cold snow will keep it nice and fresh:D

ah, new clean stuff is so inspiring! Have you read 'inside the painters' studio' yet by Joe Fig? if not I think you would like it

Ralph said...

Right now I just wish I was painting I would not really care what colour it was I was using .

loriann said...

Value studies are the scales that make future music.
Let us know how your new palette work, Ok?

Pam Holnback said...

I use the same palette box. It works pretty well. I've found that thin paint sort of dries, so try to scoop it into little piles.

SamArtDog said...

I can't imagine painting with acrylics without my Masterson palette boxes. I've used them for years. I had pieces of clear acrylic cut to fit them, and when I can't clean them anymore, I just pop another one in. I put a sheet of Richeson Grey Matters under it, which makes color mixing easier. The Grey Matters is disposable and works with both acrylic and oil, but I can't imagine working"outside of the box". I've heard of people using the boxes for oils, too; I assume that's the case for you.