Palette pattern

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I do love the colours that lie underneath the paint layer on my palette. If you use acrylic paint just try peeling the paint layer off carefully. You might be surprised what you find underneath. Colours that clash or harmonise. This works with Acrylics. It won’t work with watercolours and I think that oil paints would still be wet underneath.

You could take a photo of the outcome and play with it as I have.

Is this art? I don’t know, it’s related to art. If I did a series of these by creating new patterns, or photographing every palette I guess I could say it was art. Maybe a type of painting or even fluid art? I’m not sure.

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Peeling a palette

When I paint in acrylic I generally use either a plate or a plastic tub as a palette to mix my paints in. But eventually it gets too lumpy and I peel the paint (which is like soft plastic or coloured PVA ) off the palette so I can start again without getting caught on lumpy bits of paint or bits that haven’t dried and muddy new paint.

But, have you ever looked underneath? It’s like magic. Beautiful colours that have not blended together too much. Plus often the surface is silky smooth as it takes on the same shape as the plastic tub or ceramic plate.

Then I take a photo, sometimes I’ll clone or duplicate it and make a pattern……