Favourite tools in the studio
I was asked this month to participate in a feature for Artwork Archive‘s blog which is looking at the variety of essential tools for artists.. so here are my top 3!
1. A heavy duty ‘mechanics tool chest’ on industrial castors is brilliantly suited to house to all those heavy and messy tubes of oil paint. I sit my palette on top and I can wheel the whole thing around the studio to where I need it.
3. Dog food dishes! (made of foil) are perfect for mixing oil paint in as they can take solvents and are wide enough to get a 3 inch brush in. They stack neatly so don’t take up much space. In the picture below I’m mixing several batches of colours in them, and there is a stack of clean ones on the shelf above me.