I’m sure this scene’s familiar. It’s how your palette often looks before you start:
- Your lump of paint under a small bowl.
- Your reservoir of left-over paint under a larger one.
And your “applicator brush” – your hake – is clean and dry.
So yes, I’m sure you’ll recognise this sight:
Meanwhile, this is where you want to be before you start to paint:
It’s different: yes indeed.
Now your hake is a wonderful brush.
But it’s like a teenager: there’s a knack to waking it up and getting it ready for a day’s work.
A method …
In their Spring edition, The Stained Glass Association Of America published a review we wrote of Ken Leap’s fascinating book on silver stain.
The review explores three ways that tests improve our skill.
Yes, tests improve our skill, even though we sometimes feel they slow us down.
Here’s a link so you can read more.
A while back, Stephen wrote a post about how to tell when your palette knife is getting old and why this matters.
Today I’ll follow that by showing you what we do next.
We don’t throw our worn out knives away. We put them to good use.
In today’s video, 3 tips for better tracing.
Before you start though, 2 quick points.