October 10, 2017 at 3:00 am #106790
Hi Sharon, I think even if it’s a small space, it’s a travel palette so one doesn’t expect to have a lot of space. On the other hand, if you’re using it as a studio palette (I DIY’d a smaller QOR tin) then you can use a porcelain palette. It washes so well and never stains. This is the one I have…https://www.amazon.com/Best-Rectangular-Porcelain-Palette-7-5/dp/B0072HBE7COctober 10, 2017 at 3:06 am #106791
hehehe, yup. We’re addicts. It took me a long time to get over the mixing of brands. Finally I just had to push through it and decide to allow my perfectionistic streak take over when it comes to evenness and color order. I could rearrange a palette all day, seriously. LOL.October 10, 2017 at 3:09 am #106792
You must be in a drier area. I have a good friend in Australia, Wynnum, Brisbane specifically and she can’t even get the paint to dry on the PAGE let alone in the pan, lol. Too much humidity and the paint just stays flowy. I find in British Columbia, Canada, it’s really humid sometimes and the honey just doesn’t dry totally, always stays tacky. Greatpaint thoughOctober 10, 2017 at 5:27 am #106799Daniel MacBrideParticipant@daniel-macbride
Oh yeah, Brisbane is more northerly and is subject to more tropical conditions, so I can well understand the difficulty getting a honey-based paint to dry there. I’m in Perth, so on the opposite side of the country and quite a long way south of where Brisbane is. It’s much drier here and not as hot as Brisbane 🙂October 10, 2017 at 10:18 am #107432
Jenn, yours unhinges? or did you unhinge it?October 10, 2017 at 10:23 am #107433
Wisteria is in there, and I have mixed feelings about Potter’s pink–it looks so MAUVE!October 10, 2017 at 10:25 am #107435
This is a seriously cool tin, Daniel. I’ve looked at some of the tobacco tins on Ebay, but they’re always too expensive. I’ll have to broaden my search because I think they’d be awesome for a palette.October 10, 2017 at 10:28 am #107436
Ooh, missed this before. I do get lost in these threads sometimes. Good to know.October 10, 2017 at 10:30 am #107437Teri CasperParticipant@teric
Oh, I SO know what you mean! 😂😂 I have way too many also😂😂😂October 10, 2017 at 10:30 am #107438
Angela All the Primateks change slightly from tube to tube, because they are simply ground mineral. Lapis is a bit of a grey blue, and makes gorgeous skies.
Look at the sky without lapis:
Below lapis added with a bit of color dropped in here and there.October 10, 2017 at 10:35 am #107439
I use magnetic tape and cut it to size for the pans. The sticky on the tape does seem to hold pretty well. I’ve had a couple of pans fall off, but there haven’t been many.October 10, 2017 at 10:37 am #107440
The one dead center is Amazonite. The one next to it is M. Graham Cobalt Teal, fairly opaque, not my favorite but I haven’t swapped it out yet…October 10, 2017 at 10:40 am #107441
I DO love making palettes… and think I need to change things up again. Palettes, studio shots, definitely paint porn and yup, better than porn!October 10, 2017 at 10:43 am #107442
I have a bit of silver and a bit of gold (DS) but really, I have no use for iridescent. I hate how it reproduces too…. Occasionally I use it in a deity painting but I use Wink’s or Pitt pens.October 10, 2017 at 10:43 am #107443
I’ve only used Sennelier pans so I’m not sure how they compare to the M Graham honey-wise and staying moist in the pan. Kate and I live fairly close and have had different experiences, so M Graham is very sensitive to the climate. And, of course, personal preference comes in to play. Some people might think the paint is too sticky and others think it’s perfect and they’re exactly the same.
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