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liz

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on: February 27, 2018, 07:35:28 AM
Do you have a favorite palette?  I'm always looking for something easy to use and easy to clean. 
See 'Choosing the Right Palette' http://artwithaloha.wordpress.com


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Reply #1 on: February 27, 2018, 12:29:22 PM
Liz, Thank you so much for the article on palettes because I have lost the one I purchased for acrylics in our move and was looking to purchase another, for I find the acrylics dry so quickly which is a pain. I actually went across the River to the USA to purchase a palette yesterday but could not find anything suitable. I remember Nolan telling us that plastic Tupperware containers with lids work well and you also confirmed it.  So thank you for reminding me.


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Reply #2 on: February 27, 2018, 03:47:14 PM
Great article Liz.  When I did acrylics, I used an old plastic lid with about a 1/4 or 3/8" lip. I cut a thin piece of foam which I soaked and then laid a piece of grease proof paper over the top which the paints were then squeezed on top. I also found that a thick layer of Viva towels worked very well for the wet layer. It worked quite well. I always had the spritzer handy to help keep them moist.  O0

When not in use a piece of cling wrap helped keep them moist (usually had to peel a bit of the paint off for use), stretch and seal worked the best. Store in a cool place (not easy down here). Sometimes I'd get an extra day out of them, but I tried not to put out more paint than I thought I would need.


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Reply #3 on: February 28, 2018, 06:45:31 PM


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Reply #4 on: March 03, 2018, 01:39:25 AM
Liz, Thank you so much for the article on palettes because I have lost the one I purchased for acrylics in our move and was looking to purchase another, for I find the acrylics dry so quickly which is a pain. I actually went across the River to the USA to purchase a palette yesterday but could not find anything suitable. I remember Nolan telling us that plastic Tupperware containers with lids work well and you also confirmed it.  So thank you for reminding me.


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You can wet several paper towels, put it in the bottom with wax paper, parchment paper, or butcher paper on top.

You can also go to a glass shop and have them cut and sand the edges of thick glass.   I used 1 quarter inch glass.  It will cost less if they can use a chunk of used glass they've got around.

Pictured is a tortilla holder.  you can put wet paper towel on top of the glass and paper on top or cut a sponge to fit for an acrylic palette.

You can put paint right on the glass for oils.  I've done that for smaller works.  My main is a rectangular Masterson that I had glass cut to fit.
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Reply #5 on: March 03, 2018, 04:10:25 AM
Wanted to get my new watercolor Arteza paints onto a palette, so created my own from a plastic paper portfolio (1.00 at a thrift shop).  I have 24 Arteza paints and three new Daniel Smith colors in it (bottom left).  Look at the richness of this Arteza paint!  I love it.  Their 140lb. watercolor paper is great too.  Prices are very reasonable.


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Reply #6 on: March 03, 2018, 11:35:34 AM
Wow! Mea, their colours are very vibrant.  Love the way you have arranged them.   Patricia
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Reply #7 on: March 03, 2018, 06:13:48 PM
Interesting palette Mea.


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Reply #9 on: March 03, 2018, 07:23:53 PM
Thanks, Liz.

I, too, put together a limited palette (warm and cool primary colors) just as you described.  But, I get carried away and keep trying new brands of paint.  I should just stick with a limited palette!

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Reply #10 on: March 03, 2018, 11:13:24 PM
My favorite palette for oils is a paper plate. I just throw it away when I'm done. I tried tiles and glass but I'm too lazy to clean them!!
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Reply #11 on: March 07, 2018, 07:11:23 PM
Hi Brian, I use paper plates or other disposables for touch ups, but for regular projects I paint too slow and over a few days so I have to store the paint. ~Liz
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Reply #12 on: March 16, 2018, 03:19:01 AM
Wrap the plate in cling film and put it in the fridge to keep oils usable.
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Reply #13 on: March 16, 2018, 07:20:27 PM


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Reply #14 on: March 16, 2018, 08:12:35 PM
 :thankyou:  Liz for your husband's "Chinese painting" tip about containers. Will have to go to the Dollar store at some point.


 :thankyou:  too Stoney for your recommendations and my apologies for missing the posts and not thanking you both sooner.


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