posted on Nov, 19 2016 @ 09:30 PM
a reply to: tikbalang
Well, looking at the photo, it looks to be an offshoot of what is called a "wet palatte"... Basically, you take a very thin sponge (think, maybe a CM
thick), with a special kind of paper put over it (for the life of me I cannot remember what it's called since this last time I did this), and you then
saturate all of it with water so that it's is slightly lower in level than the paper on top of the sponge.
The purpose of this is to keep your blended colors "open", in otherwords..... you can blend several special colors...but not have to quickly use them.
The paper is such that it keeps the pigment floating on top, and wet without drying. In some cases you can actually put a lid on top, and be able to
keep the paint "open" overnight, so that you can return to it the next day and continue working.
It is a beautiful technique. Seeing the photo brings a harsh reality to mind...memories of when my eyes were not shot to hell thanks to being a male
of a certain age....and I painted miniatures hours on end for wargaming.
Put on some good music. Open a beer. Paint. Hours would fly by.....and it was very peaceful. I miss this.
edit on 19-11-2016 by NuncaPiensas because: Are you down with O.C.D.? Yeah you know me!