Friday, January 11th, 2013

Cataloging My Paints


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Today in my studio I decided to create 5 x 7″ samples of all of my artist grade acrylic paints. Artist grade paints contain more pigment then student paints and are typically more expensive. When people ask me about what art supplies they should start with, I always tell them to buy the most expensive they can afford – even if it means buying a few tubes of paint at a time rather then a full set of lower quality paints. In my opinion, the artist grade paints are easier to work with and the colors much more vibrant. This could mean less frustration to a newbie painter.

I made these samples for reference purposes but they could also end up as an art project.

While I don’t consider myself an expert when it comes to acrylic paint, if you have any questions I’ll do my best to answer according to my experience.

One thought on “Cataloging My Paints

  1. That is cool! Did you write the name on the front or back? I love the names of color swatches and how the names and colors work with one another…what the combination makes me think about or feel. Then again, perhaps artist grade acrylics are numbered instead? Either way, I think it would be neat to have such saturated colors in that size…their “arrangeability” etc. Aside from it all being a functional, practical index system.

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