What is your very favorite art supply? Is it a special brush, or a color? Could it be that you just love a certain medium and no other? Perhaps your favorite art supply is a certain kind of paper?
We all have favorites, but ask me and I will tell you my favorite art supply is... a mirror! Yes, you read it right, a mirror that I have hanging in my studio. No, it’s not there to admire my beauty. It’s not there to check out weather I have applied my makeup without any lines of demarcation. It's not there to ask it who might be the fairest of them all. It is a tool I use to see what my eyes cannot see straight on.
Whenever I am painting something and something just feels wrong, I simply hold it up to the mirror and all of a sudden, like magic, it becomes transparent to me. I see where it may need touching up, or adjusting. I have been doing this since I was little and don’t ask me how I discovered it because I have no idea. Try it and you will be amazed and will soon be hanging a mirror in your own studio! (If you haven’t already)