just playing around with the four blues I have at the moment; prussian, Ultramarine, pthalo and Indanthrone. mixed with white and terra rosa. totally unscientific. Mostly used a palette knife, as i have never really used one except to mix paint! On sketching paper. I’m allergic to solvents, so this was solvent free and probably I can’t make paint quite as sloppy as otherwise. But sloppy for me! Next time i will get bigger sheets of paper.

just playing around with the four blues I have at the moment; prussian, Ultramarine, pthalo and Indanthrone. mixed with white and terra rosa.
totally unscientific. Mostly used a palette knife, as i have never really used one except to mix paint! On sketching paper. I’m allergic to solvents, so this was solvent free and probably I can’t make paint quite as sloppy as otherwise. But sloppy for me! Next time i will get bigger sheets of paper.

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November 9, 2023

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  1. Louise Balaam

    This is such a good way to explore the qualities of the different blues Rachel. Great to work on paper too & to use a palette knife to extend your mark-making. You’re right that paint can be thicker when you’re using a palette knife as you can push it onto the surface with more force. Gamblin makes a solvent-free medium you might want to try that d you want to get sloppier! I’ve tried using just oil as a medium but it can make the paint wrinkle when it dries sadly. Some paint brands are naturally a bit softer as they come out of the tube, and so are some pigments

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