last minute xmas shopping!!

Posted on Sunday 17 December 2006

I just realized that this is the last chance for me to do all the xmas shopping!!
I spent all day yesterday and all morning today to finish up this painting…(which I will post in a few days..)

Anyhow, I’m sharing the pic of my palette which so many people asked me to share in the past. There is really nothing fancy…but here we go.. I strictly use water soluable oils these days. I prefer Max..I use Winsor and Newton for real oils but they don’t make good water soluables. Really weak in pigments..

from left to right..
Titanium White, Raw Umber, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Cad Red Light, Cad Orange, Cad Yellow light, Yellow Orchre, Alizarin Crimson, Sap Green, THalo Yellow Green, French Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean blue,——–(but I hardly need all of them… You really don’t need many colors to create millions of colors and also it is very important to learn how to mix colors rather than relying on certain colors.)

oh actually, there is one secret no one has told you—–love for painting! If you love it, you will be painting all the time, and you will get better. that simple!(I’m trying that myself!!!)

12 Comments for 'last minute xmas shopping!!'

    December 17, 2006 | 4:29 pm

    woo, this is so helpful!! thanks for sharing your colors!

    December 17, 2006 | 4:30 pm

    Looks like a small easel. How big is it?

    December 17, 2006 | 10:41 pm

    wow! this is a real treat! thanks for sharing! looking forward to see your painting! ;))

    have a great trip to Japan and wishing to see more of your painting from your trips!

    nice sketch below by the way!


    December 18, 2006 | 12:38 pm

    Hi, Dice.
    Glad to read your last post, and as said previously, thank you for sharing your colors. Have a nice trip in Japan and… Joyeux Noël ! 😉

    December 18, 2006 | 9:34 pm

    great to see your colors. Never used water soluable oils… does it dy faster than regular oils?

    December 18, 2006 | 9:35 pm

    wow! thanks for sharing!

    December 18, 2006 | 9:39 pm

    thanks everyone

    the easel is pretty small since this is a travel easel. I think it’s about 8 x 10. I really need a bigger easel and palette but I live in NYC…

    oh, thanks for wishing me a nice trip to Japan. i’ll sure be spending a lot of time looking for cool art books there!

    Water soluables dry almost as slowly as regular oils but of course, just like regular oils, it depends on the color.

    thanks a lot guys!

    December 19, 2006 | 5:29 pm

    Hi Dice, I’ve been a fan of your work for a long time now. I’m very curious as to what led you to start working strictly in water soluable oils. Do you find advantages over regular oils, or is it a personal choice?

    December 23, 2006 | 9:59 pm

    wow I have never used water soluable oils either. it looks exactly like oil painting

    December 23, 2006 | 10:08 pm

    mike and julie,
    I started using water soluables mainly because I wanted to bring those for traveling. You can’t bring in terpentine into planes. So that’s how it started…maybe about 5, 6 years ago. Of course, I had been a little concerned with my health using turps because I always lived in small apartment… u know, reality of nyc life. now I am used to it and it really acts just like regular oils. the only thing is that the choice of colors are still limited and lots of pigments are still weak. i hope they improve that. but I don’t usually use a lof of colors. I like to mix my own colors. so it works out for me.

    December 27, 2006 | 8:38 pm

    sugooooi, nanndaka tabete shimaishou na palette desune~~~

    greg m
    December 27, 2006 | 8:39 pm

    man, I had no idea you used water soluable oils. I should try it sometime. I always had hard time with turps…

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