Palomino Espresso

May 19, 2014 | 6 Comments


Going to highly rated palomino espresso at 10.30 Monday morning meant crowded cafe small table and a  highly visible sketching position. Small palette in action added to the challenge but I enjoyed my tea and cake very much! (next time coffee and muffins which they are more famous for!)

But it was a  good test of my small palette.
The overall small size was great as I was sitting in cramped conditions but….
Although it contains 14 out of my standard 16 colours and being more or less a similiar configuration I don’t know this palette- I NEED to know instinctively where the colours are and made a number of mistakes – picking up a heap of the quin rose rather than the P. orange (this is strange as the first three colours on the right are exactly the same!)
And then I only have a small mixing area, didn’t feel like sacrificing the napkin to clean up the palette and couldn’t access my other ones in my bag.
I think cleaning the mixing area during the sketch might be needed and also perhaps I need a second water container.
Anyway… these are the kind of things that need to be sorted in order for me to work comfortably on location….

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