Tips For Artists
Painter’s Practical Palette management.
· Whether you’re left- or right handed, arrange your paints along the top edge of the palette in the same order every time, for instance:
• This will enable you to keep colours clean and find them easily, leaving you a larger mixing – space in the middle of the palette.
· Don’t be stingy with the paint. Your painting will benefit from having a depth and intensity of colour. Also, if you haven’t mixed enough of a colour the first time it’s very hard to replicate it!
· Use a painting knife to pick up and mix colours from the range at the top edge of the palette.
· Using a painting knife means that you can compare the colour you’ve got with the colour of the object in front of you to see if you’re getting close!
· If you have mixed a colour you will use again but need the palette space for something else, use the knife to scrape up the surplus and “park” it on the edge of the palette out of the way.
· Clean down your palette mixing area at the end of the session with cleaner from your brush jar, and wipe it off. When you clean off the whole palette to put it away, wipe it over with a rag and a splash of linseed oil.
· Enjoy your painting!