The dregsPosted: January 21, 2015
I used to be more fastidious about cleaning my palette but recently I’ve found that if I add some water to the dried sediment left from the last time I painted, I can get an interesting mix that I may want to use somewhere in my sketch. And since I often start by painting the sky, that mix makes some kind of warm or cool grey that might otherwise be hard to create from scratch. Today I painted out at Macdonald Farm in Ste. Anne de Bellevue. Those yellow buildings of the Poultry Complex have appeared often in my sketches but my favourite time to draw them is when they are half hidden in snow. Hope the chickens are keeping warm in there.