beta_aquilae (beta_aquilae) wrote in little_details,
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Smell of artistic materials

I'm trying to describe a painter's studio from the point of view of a four-year-old, in particular its smells, but the thing is that I've been rubbish at doing art since forever and have next to no firsthand experience. The painter works mostly in watercolour, ink and chalk, with the occasional project in oil.

Apart from the bland, dull, greyish smell of wet paper and the sharp tang of turpentine, what is my four-year-old likely to smell when he enters?
Tags: ~arts: visual arts
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