"Mixing the mix" is the title for today. This is because I've been spending a lot of time mixing acrylic paint for my new series of paintings. I always say that there's a time for everything and somehow the penny has dropped about acrylic paint this week. I've written 5 books about colour mixing and also hundreds of articles but I have spent more time understanding colour in watercolour than acrylic and theory is very different to application. Anyway, I'm very happy about this as it opens many new doors.
So MIX brings many things to mind
Pick and Mix from good old Woolworths
Pick and Mix that Nana Bregazzi had in her special tin, which was replenished once a week
Paint mixes for decorating - in 1987 I worked in a fantastic Interior Design place in London. We mixed Sanderson paints at the showroom - this was very unusual then and my boss Peter was a wall paper expert. He was the only person who could hand trim hand painted wall papers on a special machine.
Watercolour colour mixing
Acrylic colour mixing
Palettes - for watercolour this is a collection of at least 20 ceramic palettes
Palettes - for acrylic which include various bowls, glass jars and plates depending on the amount of paint needed
Palettes - for oil painting - either disposable or a large piece of glass
Cake mix - I have never bought a packet car mix as I was brought up to make a cake from scratch (and most other food too) I'm not being judgemental if people buy cake mix - it's just one of those things that stick with you because of your upbringing
Hand mixer - invaluable for all the cakes that I make
Mixing with people - poignant in lockdown with all these rules and regulations
Mingling - ditto
Little Mix - hats off to their huge success but really not my cup of tea - at all!
Music Mix - Sam mixes many tunes when he produces music - a skill of which I'm in awe, as I have no understanding of it at all
Music Mix Albums - I always struggled with these as there would be so many tunes included that I didn't like
A mix up
Todays painting is "Orange County'