I was a chemistry student. After working in industry for a while, I struggle with myself for a really long time. I try to get my mind straight and I finally realized that I want to create in terms of painting and drawing. Although I know that I start it late, I want to keep moving forward. Even just a little bit everyday.
Oh, well well. First of all, thank God that I didn’t lost my sanity during lock down time, especially home school time. (T ^ T)
At the beginning it seemed fun and OK. And then things started to go south. Finally I feel numb. I feel like the mantis in Kungfu Panda movie. When mantis was locked in a cage, that was the first time that he felt the world was going faster than him. And yes, I feel everything is going cycle really fast.
With everyone stays at home, I cannot do my regular painting in oil. I need to find something to paint in my fragmented time. So I can still feel myself. I am who I am but not just someone clean the house, dump
So the idea is not to use mineral spirits to clean brushes after oil painting. The question is how to use water to clean oil paint.
And I thought the makeup cleansing oil if right for the job. So I made some by myself. I mixed sunflower oil (bought in local grocery store) and Polysorbate 20 together.
The ratio is between 9(oil):1~8(oil):2.
So I tested it with some dirty brushes. I pour a small amount of cleansing oil into a small disposal plastic cup. Put all brushes in the cup and first let the oil dissolve paint. And then add a little water to fully emulsify it. You can't wash the brush directly using water but have to emulsify it first
I watched this video of Andrew Tischler on Youtube about studio palette. I think this was brilliant and I keep thinking how can I make a similar one. While I don't need that big since I have a really tight space. But I do like the glass surface and it can stand by itself.
So I was thinking and thinking and suddenly I think about photo frame. 1) It is glass surface 2) The glass has been framed so it is safely to handle 3) It stands by itself. All I need is a gray background. At first I though a gray sheet would be enough but the little distance between the sheet and glass makes shadow. So I follow Andrew's method, I spray the back of the glas