Monday, August 18, 2008

PhotoHunt : Colourful


i am 2 days late... but well... at least there's something better than nothing rite?




The above picture is a picture of my 10 year old water colour palette. 

YES! 10 years old!

and one of the brush is almost 15 years old. YES that's how long good brushes and paints can last you. Expensive.. but when it comes to long term usage, it is just worth it especially when you get use to the grip of the brush and old colour palettes are nicer to use compare to new ones. Why? Because  they will not soak up or "drink" up your paints. New palettes that are clean and shiny tends to soak up all the paint and in the end,  you end up wasting paints instead of utilizing them on a painting...

Oh by the way, FYI, i've NOT once wash that palette before!actually there isn't a need to wash.. i can recycle the paint and use it on the next round. Water colour paints are expensive you know... especially the Alpha ones that i am using. they are not some cheapskate paints .... and to wash them is like throwing away your money down the drain.....

Stay tune to my next post as i will be posting up some colourful fireworks display by China!!!

5 comments:

Huey said...

You are the only person I know who is always late for PhotoHunt. lol.

Eh I have the palette and those brushes too! lol. And yes I never wash it and it's erm... don't know how many years old now! lol! Art students! Ha!

But watercolour is never my favourite. I prefer oil and acrylic better.

e-leen said...

huey: paiseh paiseh! ahahhaha it will soon be my trademark! ahahahha

i'll make sure i will be early this coming week! ahahah
i am not an acrylic person... prefer watercolour hehe tried acrylic... but they are EXPENSIVE!!! n it spoils the brush easily too.....;(

Huey said...

Acrylic where got expensive? A tube that is way bigger than a water colour tube is about RM4-5 only wor. Can last really really long if you are using it like water colour. lol.

Then again, I was painting the huge canvas type (taller than me!). So acrylic and oil made more sense to me.

e-leen said...

huey: the thing is... acrylic dries up pretty fast and its kinda a waste when they dried up. mayb i should just do more acrylic painting to like it more....

Cecelia---Sis---Mom said...

Cool pic!!! I can tell you love those paints. The photo tells such a story.

Cece