I have always enjoyed looking at the paint and mixing my oil colours on my wooden palette. I even have 2 of them a small and large.
Every time I started a new painting with a new colour scheme part of the old colour would reappear on my painting. This has lead me to use the same colours time and time again. This has been a good thing because it has meant my paintings are connected to one another.
But at one point I felt I needed ti break away from my wooden palette and try the paper disposable ones. I felt it important to try new ideas so Very reluctantly I bought a pad. Again I found myself reluctant to actually change the paper and dispose of them. I hate throwing anything away and want to reuse everything.
I have even used dirty water I have washed my brushes in or the dirty turpentine I washed my brushes in. So this morning I have come up with a great way to reuse my disposable palettes. I’ve put my first two into a new sketch book ! I’m going to print off small images of the paintings I have produced with the palette too and place them in the sketchbook alongside the palette. That way I have a visual history of the colours I have used and how I have mixed them.
So excited about this way of logging my work. It’s all visual and I don’t have to throw anything away by putting it into a sketchbook. It’s organised in my own way !