HOT TIP- How to preserve your oil palette through summer
With the onslaught of the hot weather, I thought I would share an excellent way of preserving oil paint left on the palette overnight so that it doesn't dry out. I always remove the paint I have used throughout the day but have little piles of pure colour left on the sides that can be used the next day. I made a lid for my palette out of cardboard and then glued a light piece of cotton cloth to the inside of it. I then sprinkle the cloth lightly with 'oil of cloves' which you can buy at a chemist. A small bottle will go a long way and keeps the oil paint nice and moist overnight.