12x14" oil on canvas board
After doing this cliff before, I forgot how really difficult it was to paint. Thanks to Richard, I was able to do it again.

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Comment by Nancy Sands on July 1, 2015 at 9:58

Yes, that's true.  Color coding is a great idea all the way around.  I'm going to pick up some colored tape and try it.

Comment by Stuart J. Gourlay on July 1, 2015 at 9:44

Darks and lights are easier because you can see the paint on the bristles and tell which it is.   Hard to do this with warm and cool colors -- Maybe red tag for warm and blue for cool or just blue masking tape for cool.  

Comment by Nancy Sands on July 1, 2015 at 9:29

What a great idea, Stu!!!  I am definitely going to try that.  What I do is accidentally use the cool for the warm, or dark for the light, wipe it off as best I can, and paint, However, it never gets clean enough, and I end up with mud.  Thank you for this great idea.

Comment by Stuart J. Gourlay on July 1, 2015 at 8:03

Nancy, I am having the same problem.  One way to do this is to have a different color brush handle for your warms and cools.  You could easily do this with just a piece of tape on the handles of your brushes for either the warms or the cools.   I am going to give that a try!!!  NO MORE MUD!!!

Comment by Nancy Sands on July 1, 2015 at 7:49

Thanks so much, Sherry, Eibhlin and Sharon.

Comment by Nancy Sands on July 1, 2015 at 7:47

Richard, thank you for your observation.  You hit the nail on the head...I have trouble keeping those cool and warm brushes separate.  Somehow I mix them up.  I think I need to put one in one room, as far away from me as possible, and the other close by.  :-))

Comment by Richard Robinson on June 30, 2015 at 15:46

Nice one Nancy. A little muddy in a few places. Keep wiping that brush. Different warm and cool brushes.

Comment by Sharon Casavant on June 29, 2015 at 11:10

very nice light glow, Nancy.

Comment by Sherry Hullender on June 26, 2015 at 9:38

very nice painting, love your designs

Comment by Nancy Sands on June 25, 2015 at 18:07
Thank you so much, Lori.


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