Thursday, April 21, 2011

New Glass Palette


I've used this round glass palette for quite a while. I believe it's original purpose was meant to be as a table topper. It's heavy and thick, about 16" in diameter, and the edges are beveled and smooth. There is nothing wrong with it other than it seems a little bit small when I'm working on a larger canvas.

For my new palette I'm using a glass kitchen counter protector. It has a crinkly surfaced top, but the bottom is smooth, so I flipped it over. It also has smooth beveled edges. There were little silicon pads on the bottom four corners which I found easy to scrape off - really easy, I just lifted an edge with a fingernail and then they just peeled off. I then stuck them on the other side - the side that was the top and is now the new bottom. The rectangle fits well on the table next to my easel and provides a lot more room for mixing. Here it is, below, in use.


The colors at the moment, from the lower left corner and moving clockwise, are as follows: Titanium White, Hansa Yellow Deep, Cadmium Orange, Quindracinode Red, Venetian Red, Raw Sienna, Raw Umber, Grey Green, Olive Greem, Terre Verte, Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine Blue, and Mars Black.

10 comments:

Helen Shideler said...

Your pallette is almost a work of art itself :)

Katherine Kean said...

Hi Helen, I know what you mean -palettes in action are cool looking. Thanks for coming by!

Palmer said...

I agree with Helen, looks like a mandala! And I like the colors a lot!

Katherine Kean said...

Hey Palmer, it does! They get so much character after a while.

Susan Roux said...

In the thumbnail, your round palette looks like a 3-dimensional globe. Pretty cool!

Katherine Kean said...

Hi Susan, thanks for your comment. That's so interesting! Yes, it's starting to look a little to me like some of those aerial photos from space.

Jean Spitzer said...

Great new palette. (I also used to use a round meant as a table top. When I retired it, I photographed it and then scraped it down and cleaned it off.)

I agree with Susan. Your photo of the old palette turned out amazing.

Katherine Kean said...

Hi Jean, I'd love to see the photo of your retired palette - do you still have it? Lately palettes are fascinating to me.

anne m bray said...

Cool seeing your palette with the banner of paintings above. Can see where the colors went!

Katherine Kean said...

Anne, You can- great observation!