Tuesday, October 21, 2008

New Palette

6"x8", graphite pencil in small sketchbook

This is a new palette for me, purchased recently at Goodwill for 50 cents. I got two actually. It's actually a divided melamine picnic plate, but it will do just fine for a cheap palette.

Since I have only six tubes of watercolor paint I need lots of territory for mixing. I already have two of the round, plastic, 10-cup palettes, but somehow that doesn't seem to be enough.

I had a devil of a time trying to get a good scan of this sketch. Apparently scanners don't play well with graphite. Maybe because it is too reflective or something. I don't know. Anyway, the actual sketch looks far better and much less grainy and whomperjawed.

Sigh. I actually do a decent drawing and I can't seem to get it shared. Sigh.