Hi everyone, I recently started using Mark Carder's method for oil painting and I absolutely love it. I feel like it's really taking my art to the next level in terms of realism. I'm not 100% into oil paints just yet because I find the clean up challenging while living in a small apartment. Does anyone have any tips for managing oil paints with limited space for storage and workspace?
For now, I'm working on learning the colour checking method using a limited palette of titanium white, primary yellow, primary magenta, primary cyan, and primary black in gouache paints. They don't blend like oils but I really like that if I make a mistake in gouache I can just paint over it instead of scraping off old work.
Also, I made my own colour checker loosely based on Mark's, except I work a lot with polymer clay and armature wire so I decided to make mine with that instead! It's not painted black but I still find it works to the effect needed and I like that it clips paper on the painted end so the paper can just be replaced when needed. Also I thought a sea creature would be more fun for a base than I black box so it's shaped like a manatee!