Saturday, 7 March 2015

Run-backs - method 2

Everyone has their own way of dealing with these annoying run-backs, but as I showed in my previous post they are easy to correct, so long as you are patient and really wait for the first layer of paint to completely dry.

I've another way of dealing with them and that's Cover them up.  Easy to do, but you have to make sure the paint you are adding, over the error, is more dense/heavier/thicker - less water with the paint in other words. 





then add some foreground rock
and it's finished...as easy as that.




On another note. My once clean brand new palette has gone through the
Tried and Tested zone...

it will never look properly clean again, but that's a good thing don't you think!





13 comments:

  1. Do you clean out the palette every so often? The dishwasher would probably do a good job on it! How long would it take you to do the little sketches you have shown?

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    1. .... I wipe them out from time to time. I have been known to give them a deep clean (soak in soapy water in a bowl) but they end up messy very quickly, so I've tended to give that a miss unless I actually Change some colours in the palette. This plastic palette with stain from the strong colours anyway ie. phthalo blue, prussian blue, so it would never go back completely to pure white anyway. That doesn't affect the mixing of new colours at all.

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    2. Oh, just to add, there is a way of cleaning plastic palettes i.e. getting rid of the staining colours. I may do a post on that soon.

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  2. Great save! BTW your palette looks like mine.

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    1. That's good to know, I was beginning to think it was only me who likes deep mixing wells :-)

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  3. Another way to take the fear out of watercolors. And your paint palette just screams possibilities!

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    1. .....It is, I just need to put the paints into good use :-)

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  4. That is how a palette should look like: well used! :) Love your tips!

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    1. Thanks Judy, I hope little things like these tips helps those folks who haven't discovered that watercolours are not scary. :-)

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  5. A well loved palette is a good thing! ;)

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  6. well-used palette and a nice 'cover up'. That's a good thing about acrylics, so forgiving. But good to know it is possible to correct watercolours too.

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    1. Thanks Christine, I know what you mean about acrylics, they are forgiving.

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