Notebook, 1993-

MATERIALS & METHODS - Painting - Oil Painting

Characteristics - Painting Methods & Techniques - Materials and Equipment - Work Space & Storage - Manufacture of Pigments - Protection of the Picture

Oil Painting - Sealed Palette

Plastic boxes with lids that seal them tightly can be used to store the cleaned palette and the paint on it that is unused at the end of the painting session. The cover's tight seal keeps fresh air from circulating around the paint, thus preventing the colors from drying out quickly. Most palette boxes that are sold for the purpose can hold a palette that measures up to 12 by 16 inches. Plastic holders on the inside of the lid keep the palette from sliding about, even if the box is turned over. [p. 69.]

[Kay, Reed. The Painter's Guide to Studio Methods and Materials. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1983.]



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