Saturday, April 20, 2013

Make small color charts to save oil paint

Color chart set up for 5 x 7" oil chart on panel © Artist to Artist Handbook by Maud Guilfoyle

When I begin a color chart everything looks organized and tidy.

by the time I finish (see chart upper right)  only I can see the order. By laying out the dabs of paint at first rather than one square at a time, it saves me time and keeps me on track.

This chart is my greens, I also have charts in reds, blues, flesh tones and violets.  Sometimes I will do a couple of these before working on a large painting. This definitely saves me time and paint.

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