Palette pattern

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I do love the colours that lie underneath the paint layer on my palette. If you use acrylic paint just try peeling the paint layer off carefully. You might be surprised what you find underneath. Colours that clash or harmonise. This works with Acrylics. It won’t work with watercolours and I think that oil paints would still be wet underneath.

You could take a photo of the outcome and play with it as I have.

Is this art? I don’t know, it’s related to art. If I did a series of these by creating new patterns, or photographing every palette I guess I could say it was art. Maybe a type of painting or even fluid art? I’m not sure.

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Tabby

Just to show what I can do when I’m trying to paint realistically. This took about 4 hours. I saw a photo of it on an envelope. I’m taking it to the two craft fairs so I can try and get a commission or two.

Size about 6 inches square.

I’m going to charge a reasonable price. I usually undercharge but I will never get anywhere if I don’t try and ask for a decent amount ( not hundreds). I’m trying to make a small living at this so I have to be fair and friendly. But I cannot keep giving things away which I have done in the past …

Life……

Still painting

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Spent a productive 3 hours today on this…. Very complicated. The 1st canvas needs to be completed by Friday. I’m getting a bit tired so I think I will leave it till tomorrow…..

Trying to get the details is the problem. The image I’m working from is a bit pixelated. I’m bothered about getting the smoothness and roundness of Jupiter and also the blending between the different areas…. Oh well I’ll keep working

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Peeling a palette

When I paint in acrylic I generally use either a plate or a plastic tub as a palette to mix my paints in. But eventually it gets too lumpy and I peel the paint (which is like soft plastic or coloured PVA ) off the palette so I can start again without getting caught on lumpy bits of paint or bits that haven’t dried and muddy new paint.

But, have you ever looked underneath? It’s like magic. Beautiful colours that have not blended together too much. Plus often the surface is silky smooth as it takes on the same shape as the plastic tub or ceramic plate.

Then I take a photo, sometimes I’ll clone or duplicate it and make a pattern……