Tools: A Black and White Palette

I don’t use black, white or grey
often — or metallics.  The exception
is Daniel Smith’s Hematite, right, which I love to mix with earth
tones in city sketches.  It is too
easy to mix a color without black or grey, so I don’t want it taking up space in my travel palette.

Metallics are most often used
in studio — a little bit here and there, and mostly on deity images.

I made a small palette of these
colors, approximately 2.5×4 inches —  to take along on longer trips.

Magnatite and Shungite are made by Greenleaf & Blueberry.
The slate grey is made by Schminke.
White gouache by M.Graham.
I have a strange gold paint that works — and the rest are by Daniel Smith.

I love having two amazing metallic inks —
I use them with dip pens on painting — both by Robert Oster.


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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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