The strong should go ahead and take what they want: Such a quasi-Nietzschean maxim is dynamite in the head of an impressionable young person, and that is what Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) likely heard while in his late teens. Living in Barcelona, the most cosmopolitan city in Spain, the teenage student-painter hung out with a circle of avant-garde artists and writers who gathered at a local tavern, Els Quatre Gats (The Four Cats). Picasso’s biographer John Richardson argues that young Pablo absorbed Nietzschean ideas about the exalted role of the artist with consequences that would astonish the European art world. Read more here:
Recently I purchased some squeeze bottles; the kind that you might use to put mayonnaise on your hamburger or hot dog in a restaurant.
I use them to organize my oils and solvents. Now it’s very easy to access these liquids. No more breaking my hand prying off a frozen linseed oil cap or overtightened Gamsol bottle.
It’s also much cleaner to apply them either to a cup or my pallette or wherever I want them to go. Less wasted product too. The precision tips are great and they allow me to direct the contents precisely.
It may not seem like much but it’s a pretty amazing and simple solution that really makes my studio time more efficient, cleaner, and much more organized. Give it a try and see what you think.
I would love to know what your experience with this is so leave a comment below and I will feedback with you.-
I am constantly looking for, and I am open to, ways of improving my experience of painting. I’m curious about techniques and tools that other artists use and I adopt things that I see and think I can use sometimes.
This time I am giving Velasquez Medium and Oleogel a try. I first learned about these products from Ryan Delgado, a wonderful painter whose YouTube channel is informative as well as entertaining. Check out his youTube channel for some useful instruction on oil painting and palette best practices.
I’m looking forward to getting to know these products which, by the way, are made by Natural Pigments of Willits, CA. Here’s a link to their website: