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PostSubject: How to Make Color Swatches Without Wasting Paint   Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:53 am

A common complaint, besides the tediousness of making the swatches themselves, is the feeling as though one is wasting paint.

I’m with you!!!!! That has stopped me way too often.

But I found a remedy for it and here it is.

If you see yesterday’s post, about How To Choose A Water Soluble Oil Palette, you’ll see the work I went through and the Epiphanies I had while making my color swatches. So check out that post, too, in this section.

After finishing each swatch, of course I had some lovely juicy oil paint left over. I scooped it up with my palette knife and swooshed it on a cradled wood panel that i had, already gessoed black, and color after color I knifed on.

I did keep the primaries and secondaries together on one panel, and when it came time for the earth pigments, I put those altogether on a diff panel.

Here they are!
http://www.artforthesoulofit.com/2011/02/05/how-to-make-color-swatches-without-wasting-paint/

Have fun!
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PostSubject: Re: How to Make Color Swatches Without Wasting Paint   Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:43 pm

That's exactly what I do. Just using what's left over on your palette is a great way to avoid wasting paint. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: How to Make Color Swatches Without Wasting Paint   Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:31 am

Well..

Its alright...

I am also doing same like that..
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