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on: November 15, 2013, 03:32:37 PM
Just did a painting, got very carefree with it. Now, I'm feeling regretful why i did it that way because it's really "off" somehow.
But, I'm trying to let it go and tell myself to not tighten up emotionally. Doing that only sets me up for anxiety to begin the next one.
Maybe i'll give it to a friend of mine. That might help in the emotional letting go of things. In other words, it's not that important to cling to it.
I have always been a little too haphazard with mixing on palette. I cant' afford to lay out all those colors like alot do.
This makes things difficult. I end up limiting myself to choosing color relationships if i pre-mix and just stick to thos premixes. Any suggestions on that topic?
« Last Edit: November 15, 2013, 04:58:59 PM by patindaytona »
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.


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Reply #1 on: January 07, 2014, 08:42:59 PM
The more colors you use the more difficult color matching is.  Generally, I put out what I'm going to use during the particular day.  I don't disturb the mixes and what's out from other days.  To keep the paint fresh I put several drops of Clove Oil in a shallow one inch diameter metal lid and seal it all in my palette.  Make sure there's an air gap between the metal lid and the top of the palette.
The time it (a work) takes is the time it takes.