This is the true story of how my first teacher showed me how to mix my paint.
I did what she said.
I wasted a year.
This is what she said:
Take glass like this for the palette
And a knife like this
Now measure a small quantity of tracing black
When you’ve limited time, it’s natural some people want to rush in and get started with their painting.
This never works.
Anyway, done correctly, it takes less than 10 minutes to get your glass paint into perfect form.
Let me show you what I mean. It’s all here in a quick video.
Here’s a quick guide to how to organise your palette when you are tracing.
Back to work
So: I’ve been back in the studio for 4 days now.
I hadn’t used my paint for 16 days.
And one thing I noticed first thing on Monday: sealed as I said to do it here, my paint just took me 5 minutes to get it fresh and mixed again. Just 5 minutes.
And then of course the phone rang.