Re: Anyone using gouache from bottles?
Iíve had to transfer gouache from a jar onto my palette, and I also prefer tubes, because I feel no matter what a little paint will be wasted. The good thing about gouache though, is that even if it dries on your palette you can still rewet it with water and use it. But I understand what you mean with a palette knife you smear it onto the palette and it dries quicker. What I do is use two of my smallest palette knifes I have. I use one to scoop paint from the jar, then I use the edge of the other knife to scrape the paint thatís on the palette knife onto the palette so I end up with little blobs of paint on my palette instead of thin smears. I then usually scrape the palette knife onto the jar so if any remaining paint is left on the knife it ends up back in the jar, that said always a little paint is wasted when you clean off the knife , though it is minimal. I sometimes even use a toothpick to scrape the paint off the knife, the small diameter of it means less paint is transferred onto it, and it still scrapes well. I paint small and not in heavy layers though, so donít use tons of paint. If you paint with more paint using the two palette knives is probably your best option. I know this topic is already past, and youíve probably got it figured out by now, but for others with this delema I hope this helps.