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Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Dry Paint -v- Fresh Paint

Yes, I'm still on about my palette


but I thought as the subject is fresh in my mind, I would just say something about using the paints directly from the palette.  As you will see from the header and the above photo I always have a certain amount of dry paint waiting to be used.  Very useful it is too, sprayed with clear water to activate the colours, but it does tend to be much paler.

 Here's an example:

the left hand side is from the dry palette             -            on the right the paint is fresh from the tube
You can see the difference -
 so if I want a stronger painting with
fresher looking colours, I use my tube paints
squeezed out onto a clean surface



  1. I never realised it made such a difference! Thanks for sharing, Ann!

  2. I prefer fresh, I can see better:). Have a nice day!

  3. Happy painting to you too Ann!
    Best wishes Molly

  4. I didn't realize it made a difference either. Thanks for the info.

  5. Thanks for the tip dear Ann. Mine are dry flat paints (never been in a tube) but I have a bunch of tubes too...just don't mess with them very often. I agree the colors are brighter! Happy painting!

  6. So glad I pointed this out everyone....Oh and Lynn, paint is no good in the tube! - use it:) lol.

  7. I personally like the more vibrant colors. But they both have their uses.

  8. Who knew? i had no idea. Thanks for sharing!


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