Oh Justin. You're the best. Here are two new videos about my palette--both the literal, wooden palette I hold, and the colour palette I use. Now, scientists confirm I am a chatty Kathy, so even with brutal editing there is a lot of footage. We broke it into two pieces so you can have a break to apply ointment to your pressure sores.
The large palette is a New Wave Expressionist palette. I probably would have been happy with an unfinished one, since I redid the finish anyways. If you're in Canada and bemoaning the death rattle in our dollar, order from ARTiculations in Toronto. Oh, and let me tell you a story. ARTiculations opened their doors about five minutes after Dave and I moved from Toronto, and they're located two minutes from our old house. After I had to spend the prior SIX YEARS busing it to the nearest art supply store over an hour away, usually once a week, for supplies. *shakes fist at the skies*
This next video is for a handful of people who have asked me a lot of questions about the colours I use, so I don't expect all twenty minutes of it to be universally fascinating. But if you're interested in launching into Natural Pigments paints or were thinking about buying my paint set, this video will acquaint you with how I prepare my palette. Many of the colours require some personalization before I use them. You'll see in the video.
Of course, Dave being Dave, he has to sabotage the photo I took of his palette by sneaking in some lines of calcium carbonate and a razor blade. Excellent.
So that mixing trick I do with the Lead White #2? I just showed it to Dave the other day and then he went and painted the best damn satin and embroidery. Great for flowing impastoes. Hopefully that slacker posts a WIP of his latest painting soon. Of course, I'd love to hear how my readers get their imapastoes, in the comments.
Here's the colour list:
Lead White #2
Chrome Yellow Light
Blue Ridge Yellow Ocher
Cyprus Burnt Umber Warm
Cyprus Burnt Umber Dark