Heather Keith Freeman (jnanacandra) wrote,
Heather Keith Freeman

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Dust! Argh!

The bane of my painting-related existence is dust. No matter how much I try to keep my working area clean, dust creeps into my paints before they can dry. Compressed air doesn't help, and brushing it off just messes up the paints. Yet another reason for painting in dark colors - the dust doesn't show as much! Even if I give the finished work a nice damp wipedown, as soon as i varnish it the dust gets sucked in again.

kaote, who_is_she, and other artists reading this: how do you deal with dust? Do you ignore it? Figure it won't be visible when you're done? (But mine is! And I don't see dust in finished paintings in galleries....) Do you somehow manage to keep your studios spotless? Is there a dust-banishing incantation or sacrifice that you learned in art school, that I missed by changing majors halfway through?

Dust, begone! Avast! Go the fuck away!


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