The paint box

ImagineFX - - Artist Insight Painting With Gouache -

I carry my paints in this com­part­mented box and use the lid as my mix­ing sur­face. The ad­van­tages with the paint box is that I don’t have to squeeze out new paint ev­ery time; it’s easy to con­trol the amount of paint I get on my brush; and it also helps to keep the paint fresh for up to a week if it’s kept out of the sun. It’s also easy to clear out the com­part­ment and re­place old paints.

I or­gan­ise my colours ac­cord­ing to their val­ues, which helps when pick­ing colours when paint­ing. When­ever I no­tice the paint is dry­ing, I can re­vive it by adding and mix­ing in a few drops of wa­ter. The only down­side is that you can’t put it in the bag pack and has to be car­ried level in the hand, so that the paints don’t over­flow into neigh­bour­ing com­part­ments. You can search for “24 well paint box” on­line and find some­thing sim­i­lar.

I use mostly Win­sor & New­ton and Holbein paint brands along­side cheaper paint brands like Reeves, which is great in qual­ity as well as price.

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