Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Art: Palette Cleanser

"Palette Cleanser", watercolors and ink on cold press.

I don't clean out my palettes (which are often petri dishes, literal petri dishes, which don't stain and have lids and in plastic are quite cheap per quantity) regularly, but when I do, I sometimes use the leftovers to create paintings entirely from my imagination and memory. Some are more successful than others; to this fruit and nut still life I painted late one night, I decided to add a bit of whimsy on another morning.

My tutor told me these foods are also used to clean the palette, so, hm. Pun accepted.

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