You have all heard the saying "When my ship comes in....." Personally, I like what Jonathan Winters said, "If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it!" The inventors of the New Wave artist palettes showed some excellent initiative for fulfilling a need for artists to have a comfortable and lightweight wooden palette. They are designed to hug your body and reduce fatigue. Many artist are already using these palettes, but some may not have heard about them yet so I thought I would write a short post about them. They also have a new palette for acrylic painters called "Easy Lift" where the acrylic paint peels off easily after a painting session. Another thing that is new is their grey pad disposable paper palettes, each containing 50 grey sheets. I have been painting for a long time using another brand of disposable palette that also has grey sheets and I highly recommend the grey ones for proper color mixing and seeing the true value of colors.
Check out the website http://www.newwaveart.com for more information and to view videos about their products. They have a link to show you where in the USA their palettes are available.
"The Shadow Of My Eye"
Black-crowned Night Heron photo
I photographed the fellow above last Friday at Ala Moana Beach Park in Honolulu. I love the shadow his huge eye makes in this shot. Black-crowned night herons are not tiny and cute and colorful, but for some reason I am very fond of this bird and will continue to paint it as time goes on. For new visitors to this blog, below is a recent painting of mine of one of these herons.
12" x 12" oil on canvas
Keep your eye on this blog for more new paintings soon.
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