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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Not wasting paint and suddenly getting things right

Vase on green
Originally uploaded by wardi.
I really don't like wasting paint, so if I've finished a painting and have some still on my palette, I try to use it for another painting. Of course, the object is to only use the remaining paint and not squeeze out more!

Doing these "left-over" paintings means that the colours I have available are sometimes not what I would have used if it was a "proper" painting and that is kinda cool!

Cause it makes me play more and not be so hung up on everything having its proper colour! Like the vase in this case. The vase is actually green, but there was very little green left on my palette, so I had no choice but to use the reds, blue, burnt seina and naples yellow that were available.

And I think it turned out rather well. I am especially over the moon about the highlight on the vase; I keep looking at that and patting myself on the back.

It is funny how sometimes drawing and painting happen in leaps and bounds for me. Sometimes things just seem to fall into place. Suddenly I just get something!

Maybe it's because I've been doing a bit more drawing recently, so my brain is more used to seeing things and translating what I see to the flat surface of paper or canvas...

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