July 16, 2018

Do not throw away the little boxes!

Antes de hablarles de las cajitas, debo comenzar por decirles que hay dos formas de comprar pasteles:  en «sets» o juegos que vienen en cajas grandes, o pasteles individuales, lo que se denomina «open stock» en inglés.  En muchas tiendas de pastel online puedes seleccionar los colores que quieres, de las marcas que quieres, sin tener que comprar un juego completo.  Mi preferencia personal es comprar pasteles individuales, y cuando se compran así generalmente vienen empacados en cajitas pequeñas de las correspondientes marcas. En la foto hay algunos ejemplos.

My message today is: do not throw away those little boxes! Well, at least not all of them… Those boxes can help you keep your pastels “in use” separate from the others while you are working on a painting, and this is useful because if facilitates the identification of pastels. This is particularly useful practice when you have a relatively large pastel palette, that is, if you have many colors in similar values. That dark blue we were using, in an ocean of other dark blues may not be easy to locate if you accidentally put it back in the general tray for blues. The tactic to re-use the little boxes –in addition to being environmentally friendly-, will help you paint in a more orderly fashion and will help you save time…

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