Since posting the tip to put pennies in the stay wet palette, I have been really paying attention to the smell. My palette smells better than it ever has! I can’t believe it!
As I explained in previous posts, I only use distilled water to dampen my sponge beneath my palette paper in my stay wet palette. We have incredibly hard water and I know the smell can become an issue. In spite of the distilled water my stay wet palettes still became rank after a few days. Now I have a palette that smells better than when I first set it up a days ago.
Another recommendation I have is this: when watercolor painting, buy the tubes of color and squirt them into a palette. Let them dry and you will not waste a drop of color. Have I done a review of palettes? Next post…