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Thursday, 25 June 2009

Paint making gets the thumbs up



I mentioned recently about starting to grind my oil paints. Not only I have found the process really enjoyable but I'm impressed with the results too. Yes there is more variation in the consistency of the colours compared to those prepared by comercial manufacturers but I haven't found that to be a major problem. Some of my colours have actualy turned out to be noticeably brighter than there commercial counterparts (Cerulean springs to mind). Alright, it can be a bit time consuming and I can understand the danger of it being another distraction from painting but, on the plus side, I have noticed that I'm now less weary of putting huge blobs of colour on my palette because of the much lower costs and the knowledge that if I run out I can easily prepare another batch.

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