Let's talk about palettes instead of my family's crazy questions. ("What's for dinner?" Indeed!)
Plastic: This is the first type of palette that I tried. I quickly learned that this was not the palette for me. It's slick and hard to blend. It is also hard to clean those little tubs. It would help if I had actually sprang for an actual plastic oil paint palette. But, I AM the same woman that started painting with watercolours before I tried any other type of medium. What does this say about me? I'm cheap and I have to do things the hard way.
Paper: Paper is cool. It is a little slick yet not hard to blend paints on. It also has one really great feature. When you are done you pull the sheet off the pad and toss it away. It's a tidy format. I like tidy. Or I did for awhile. Then I went to the dark side.
So there you have your choices of palettes. Or you could use paper plates. They make very nice disposable palettes. I don't use them because they are a little too bendy for me.
We've learned three things today.
1. Michele has to do things the hard way
2. Michele has embraced her need to be messy
3. Michele will hang any old piece of crap on the wall and call it art.
Here is the start of my newest
I've been dabbling in abstract impressionism these days (so be prepared).
I love how it makes me feel.
All happy like.
Have you got a particular style/genre of art that you like?
I'd love to know