Saturday, April 17, 2010

Gingko Leaf Trio

One of the advantages of using a Stay-Wet palette for acrylics is that it cuts down on wasted paint.

I'm using left-over paint from last weekend's adventure at Unforgettable Art. This is painted on a 5 x 7 gallery wrapped canvas.

There's a lot more paint on the palette. I should use it soon. The paints draws up moisture from the sponge below the special palette paper and the paint becomes a bit watery.

The other reason to use it soon is that the paint can go bad. A neglected palette can grow mold.

The sponge and palette paper will get stained from many pigments, but that doesn't hurt it.

You don't have to buy a special palette to keep your paint moist. A sealed container with a wet sponge in it will keep the paint moist. The advantage of working on the moist palette is that you can have several colors out in small quantities. They stay workable instead of drying.

Well, I better get back to painting!

1 comment:

Andrea Rooks said...

The ginko leaf painting is beautiful -- I love the movement and the colors... And that palette is a great find! I always hated having to peel up my dried paints in the middle of a project...