1/21/09

SQUEEZING PAINT

Can't wait to paint in the morning - with my new porcelain palette from Cheap Joe's, all set up and ready to go. Each winter my existing palette gets overhauled, with some of the seldom used colors replaced by new ones to try. This time, it's a brand new palette with several new colors. It was a great project to work on while enjoying the inauguration events on TV today.

Each well was filled up with paint, then tapped down into its well with each color being a bit concave in the center of the well to help it stay moist longer. It will never look this clean again....

A color chart is in the works which will be posted soon, too. The palette will stay permanently in my studio because it's too heavy to travel with. Happy painting.

12 comments:

Chris Beck said...

Ooohhhh! I've been eyeing those ceramic palettes myself. I'll be interested in hearing how you like it.

Dawn said...

I have been thinking of starting over with my palette too. so I will await your color chart. this would make a nice painting;)

Suzanne McDermott said...

Wow! This is a great porcelain palette. So many wells! My T. Lynch porcelain does not have as many. I'm looking forward to your color chart. You know... just as a tip for the future... M. Graham watercolors NEVER dry out or shrink because the honey in their binder attracts moisture from the atmosphere. You can leave their watercolors out for ages, come back, and find them still moist.

Peggy Montano & Paintings said...

How lovely, I love a freshly set up palette. So much promise!
Looking forward to the names of the colors.

Ann Buckner said...

Cool palette. I've been using the round porcelain bowls and porcelain trays for mixing but that palette looks ideal for studio work. Can't wait to hear about the new colors.

Jean said...

I really enjoy your blogspot! In between my classes with you I check your blog every day and always find inspiration! You
give so much to the watercolor world! Thanks.

meera said...

juicy colors!!! -- now I want one too :)

shicat said...

Love the colors,sigh. Your work is just splendifurous. ( I made that word up).Do you do workshops?

laura said...

A fresh palette is a beautiful thing ... Your colors look great; I'm interested in seeing which greens you use. And what is the benefit of a porcelain palette over a plastic one?

RHCarpenter said...

Beautiful palette, Sandy! Will look forward to your color chart and see what is new this year.

Sandy Maudlin said...

I am liking the palette a lot. I took it with me out of the studio for a demo and it's just too hevy to do that with, really. Thank you for all the comments and for stopping by, too.

Michael Anthony said...

Hi Sandy, there’s nothing like a clean palette. You made me laugh when you said “it will never look this clean again” Thanks for the post.

Michael