Here are great tips that I learned from Nancy Medina's (link) first on line class.
Storage of Extra Paint Tubes: I live in a relatively rural area. The nearest art supply store is an hour plus away. I Iike to reorder new tubes of paint as my older tubes are beginning to run low. Then, I have what I need without waiting for a delivery as I squeeze that last paint out. However boxes and bins, no matter what style made these tubes diificult to keep track of my"extra" inventory. Nancy suggested clear plastic shoe holders that hang over the door to an art area.
Here is the one I ordered (link).
Solvent Jar: As I learned to squeeze out and use more paint in my paintings, I also had to improve how I cleaned my brushes. Effective cleaning requires a larger amount of solvent (I prefer gamsol as my solvent). Nancy suggested using a Talenti Gelato jar with a kitchen scrubie for an inexpensive solvent jar. Because I find cleaning the scrubbie difficult, I prefer a cut-to-size piece of window screen instead of the scrubbie to wipe the brush clean. (Eating the gelato to aquire the jar is an added bonus (my favorite is the salted caramel:)).
Lighting: My favorite floor lamp to paint with has cool, soft and warm white LEDs . These settings cycle and each also has a dimmer setting. This lamp has an adjustable stem and pivots in any direction. Here the link
Day 2 of the Thirty Day Challenge.
This is image 2/4 of rural NC landscape series.
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