Today I thought I'd share a few of my favorite tools -
The number one being my tabouret, which is a pine IKEA kitchen cart covered with a sheet of glass for my palette and two storage shelves below. I use old apple crates to hold wood panels and wiring tools.
Another tool I absolutely love is my tube wringer as it allows me to squeeze every bit of paint out of each tube. I also use it for any other tubes in the house (ie. toothpaste).
The flexible palette knife is great for scraping leftover paint off my palette and for adding texture to canvases or panels when I work on mixed media pieces.
My spray bottle is also useful for cleaning the palette and for keeping passages of my painting damp so that I can blend colors.
I always keep a bag of rags in my studio closet for cleaning brushes, hands, and for occasionally rubbing in portions of paint in the canvas.
And, finally, the Masters Brush Cleaner (soap in a tub) helps to get the paint out of the bristles right down to the ferrules of my paint brushes which gives them a longer life.
On a final note, I also love jars for water, for storing brushes, pencils, xacto and palette knives or anything else that needs to be put out of the way.
AIRdirondack Art Project