Landscape on My Palette

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I was cleaning my palette to start fresh, but it had one last landscape to deliver. This was taken after I had soaked it in water and poured it out. I did let it dry to see if it could be salvaged but the film was too weak. I did get a nice photo though.
One could create a landscape in this manner without adding water. 😉
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Here is the whole palette.

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Palette 004 – Watercolor Travel Kit

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For my summer travels and Plein Aire, I thought it would be handy to make a my own compact watercolor palette. This was a good tin for me to use because I love dark chocolate!

I flattened out the sculpey in the tin (the lid has a very thin layer), found an object to poke the holes, baked it according to instructions, sprayed a glossy clear coat on the sculpey, and squeezed my favorite colors into the holes.

Inspired by the kit made at http://onegoldenapple.blogspot.com/2011/04/watercolors-to-go.html

“Life is a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get!” Forest Gump is one of my favorite movies, it couldn’t be helped!

Today’s Fresh Palette 02

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Recently I decided to start a fresh palette. The old one was maintained for over a year. The Golden Open Acryics along with a sealed palette like Mijello, if refreshed with new paint when needed make that possible. It works because the paint slowly thickens instead of skinning over. I recently bought a gray palette, which is a great neutral backdrop. I still have my white one, I’m letting it dry completely so I can easily peal off the old paint. I will keep them both going.

Today’s Palette 001

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I noticed my palette is looking very juicy and colorful for my Lilly Pad paintings! I use Golden Open Acrylics and a Mijello Palette that seals. I can keep a palette going for a year or more if it gets regular use, refilling and maintenance. I don’t put water in the palette like other acrylics, that would be bad news! It’s the advantage of Golden Opens. The paint doesn’t skin over, it gets thicker, and impasto pasty gooey! That’s what I love! I was accustomed to oils and I use it the same way.