|'Creek View I' 2.5 x 3.5 oil on canvas |
|'Creek View II' 2.5 x 3.5 oil on canvas|
|'Creek View III' 2.5 x 3.5 oil on canvas|
I am trying to get used to the idea of clean up and what to do with leftover paint with oils. I know you can save the paint and there are different ways to do this. I have been covering my palette with press and seal saran wrap. That works fine for a couple of days but what happens when you want to clean your palette and start fresh? Or what if you have only a little paint left...not enough to save but too much to scrape off? I know some artists like to mix it all into a nice grey but I decided to use up my paint by painting some quick miniatures.
I used the small 2.5 x 3.5 stretched canvases. I lay them on a paper towel on a table and used the piles of leftover paint from my morning session. The paintings are loosely based on the marsh I was looking at. It was fun to interpret it on a smaller scale. I didn't want to waste a speck of paint so I even took out a small palette knife to lay the paint on thick!
The end result....I had three little studies and a clean palette! Yesterday I had to clean my paleete to get ready for the Marc Hanson workshop (tomorrow) So I used the paint in another way. Come back tomorrow to see what I did!