|Time to clean the 'ole Palette|
Unlike "Keep your pencil sharp", which I totally understand, cleaning the palette and using "new" paint every time feels like a waste to me. Maybe they were just making sure our paint wasn't getting "muddy", which does happen. The pigment does lose some of its sharpness, but, as I tend to use a lot of earth tones, it usually doesn't hurt my work too much.
I'm due for a trip to an art supply store. Unfortunately, the closest "affordable" shop (and I say that loosely, because I only go, coupon in-hand) is Michaels, which is really a craft store.
|Not looking too bad in the paint department|
|Are you ever looking for a pencil and all you find are the little 'nubs?|
A major pet peeve of mine is sharpening a pencil and the "lead" breaks.
Sharpen, break. Sharpen, break. Just when I think I've got a great, sharp tip - - it falls out or breaks off, and then all of a sudden a perfectly new pencil is more than halfway gone and I haven't even used it yet!
Have any of you returned a pencil for this reason? I'm thinking the next time it happens I'll bring the little 'nub back and complain.
Can you imagine? LOL.
|My fave three, getting a bit scruffy|
Speaking of sharp tips...My fave three paintbrushes are starting to lose their tight, smooth bristles. They're getting a little scruffy.
Heaven knows, you can't get sharp details with a scruffy brush. So, I will have to retire these guys to my brush box.
I'm accumulating old brushes that are slightly worn, but I don't have the heart to let my kids use them, because I don't want them to be totally demolished. I keep thinking, I'll use them again, but unless I get more painterly and less "tight" with my work, they'll have to stay in hibernation for a while.
|One of many vases of found feathers|
As for tonight, I'm going to try to get some more feather studies done!
What basic supplies do you use for your work?