Friday, December 31, 2010

Keep some of your own art

After some years of painting, I realized there were pieces I had done that I should keep.
So do the same yourself.
Build a collection of pieces that you keep for yourself.
The basis for your decision will be your own personal 'take' on it.
That is as it should be.
Some of your children should live at home.......
And then you can let the majority of them go out into the world!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Organizing your paint colors

As time passes, you will most likely have more and more paint
colors. This is how I easily find them. I have taken various
containers and labeled them with their basic color names.
(These are all oil paints.)
You will also see that I have a small set of colors which I have
left in the box below these containers. In a few cases, I
decided to keep the same brand of paint together.
These are suggestions that might make it easier for you to
find your colors more quickly, if you have quite a lot of it.
But the other thing it does is that you can easily see when
you are low on colors and can restock before you run out!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Prevent Liquin from drying up

I went through a lot of bottles of Liquin
before I figured this out. They would dry
out and I would have to throw them away
without getting my money's worth.
So now I turn the larger bottle upside
down and then there is no air there
to dry out this very useful medium! The
smaller jar that you see is where I put a
small amount to work from. If you look
carefully, you will see that the glass part of
that little jar is lighter in color than the big
bottle. That is stuff that is all dried up
on the sides of the jar. I just pour about
a half inch of Liquin in that jar and with
all these clever tricks, I now get my money's
I hope you find this helpful.