Saturday, August 20, 2011
More Studio Ramblings - Keeping Mediums & Solvents Handy
As they are squeeze bottles there is less room for air if kept squeezed out of the bottle. Also it is nice to have the mineral spirits in the squeeze bottle so I don`t have to worry about the fumes (my studio is in my home and I have kids so the less fumes the better).
The walnut oil I keep as well mostly just for cleaning out my brushes between colors, much easier on the brushes than using mineral spirits.
I work with several different mediums (watercolor, graphite pencil, oil and acrylic) often at the same time and on the same easel so it is nice to have everything in portable small containers. I just pop them into a clear plastic shoe box with my brushes and slide them onto a shelf in one of my bookcases. I have a separate shelf for each medium (well for the stuff I use most often) so when I change mediums, I just grab a shoe box from the shelf. Now if only I could get the rest of my house half as organized, I could spend more time painting :)