Today’s Palette 001

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I noticed my palette is looking very juicy and colorful for my Lilly Pad paintings! I use Golden Open Acrylics and a Mijello Palette that seals. I can keep a palette going for a year or more if it gets regular use, refilling and maintenance. I don’t put water in the palette like other acrylics, that would be bad news! It’s the advantage of Golden Opens. The paint doesn’t skin over, it gets thicker, and impasto pasty gooey! That’s what I love! I was accustomed to oils and I use it the same way.

Warm vs. Cold WIP

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I love color!!! Today, I’m doing an experiment with warm and cold underpaintings. The first is Cobalt Blue with gesso, and the second is Cadmium Red with a little Burnt Sienna. The grayscale photo shows they are of the same tone. I will paint the same lilly pads with flower on each. Hopefully I can post at least one of them later today.

Thunderheads 1 and 2

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This is the first one I started yesterday.

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And this the second, I did because I noticed my paint was thinner on the first one. I decided to try it again with my palette that had the thicker paint.
Both 6″x 8″ Canvas Board

Which one do you like better and why?