Palettes

PAINTING KIT: Wooden palettes - Information & advice.

Artist palettes are great and essential bits of kit. I've tried out a few other variations of material and shape, but the wooden ones are clearly my favourite.

I enjoyed using the Bob Ross transparent acrylic palette, but found after a month or so of use, it would crack and die within weeks. This happened twice, so I haven't bothered using them again.

A glass palette is an option that I have yet to try, but it's on the list and once I've tried it it I'll review it and let you know my impressions.

I have had my current palette for over twenty years and had never given much thought to its balance or comfort until I ordered and tried the Expressionist Confidant Wood Palette. Unbelieveable! So comfortable, loads of space and made me realise how uncomfortable my old palette was. I can't recomend it enough.

I came across this video and thought I would share it with you as it has a few bits of good info on palettes and show off the Expressionist Confidant Wood Palette.

 
My old palette.

My old palette.

My new palette.

My new palette.

If you interested in buying one of these palettes, you can find them at Jackson's Art Supplies: