Just take a good look at the picture, right. The palette is beautifully tidy. Also it looks like someone’s getting ready to paint an undercoat. The two points are connected.
And like I was saying, always tidy your palette at the end of every painting session. That way, when you return, you won’t waste time but can focus straight away on preparing your paint for the work in front of you.
There’s no one particular way of cleaning up a palette.
This video shows you what we did on one particular day.
Here, we are just pausing for 15 minutes or so. That’s why, when we cover the paint (at around the 20th second), we don’t brush around the edge of the cup. The wet paint itself is enough to seal the lump inside.
We’ll return again and again to what happens on the palette. For now, and in the coming days and weeks, always consider when to take “time out” to tidy and re-organize it. This is not wasted time. (Wasted time is painting with a messy palette.)
Have a look here and see what you will see:
(Video not showing? Just got a rectangular black box? Maybe you need the latest version of Adobe Flash.)