Painting palettes, before and afterPosted: November 23, 2018
I’ve been wanting to update my list of sketching and painting materials on my blog for a very long time so I started the process today by setting up my two palettes to clean them. I had to laugh because they were both so dirty, that I decided to take a photo first, just to show you what they look like after a bit of use and before a good cleaning.
I’m preparing a materials list for my upcoming 2019 workshops, and restocking my colours is the first step in the process. I often change the colours, so winter is a good time to check what I am using and update my lists. The small palette I use for sketching is an Italian one made by FOME, and I’ve filled it with 23 empty pans, and then added tube colours to that.
After much cleaning, scraping, and finally refilling, my 23 pan metal palette looks something like this. A bit worse for wear (one hinge broke this summer and has been repaired) but not quite so goopy. I love the size of this palette for travel because when it’s closed it’s about the size of my phone and fits in the smallest of sketching bags.
The updated colours, from left to right, are:
Top row: Cobalt Teal, Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Prussian Blue, Indanthrene Blue, Cobalt Violet and Permanent Alizarin Crimson.
Middle row: Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna, Yellow Ochre, Quinacridone Gold, Transparent Orange, Cadmium Red Deep, Quinacridone Rose.
Bottom Row: Lunar Black, Indigo, Hansa Yellow Light, New Gamboge, Leaf Green, Sap Green, Phthalo Green, Forest Green.
If you are interested in knowing the brands, the tubes are below, photographed in the same order as the placement in the palette.
The next post will be the larger studio palette, cleaned and refilled, of course!