All About My Glass Watercolor Palettes!
Handmade to order from the finest crystal clear glass with no blue-green color cast, my glass palettes are meant to be used two ways.
They can be filled with tube color to serve as a pan palette, or they can be used for temporary color mixing.
The Traveler, shown here, does both. The palette itself holds 15 colors, and the cover is actually another palette with three larger color mixing areas.
Each palette is handmade by me - each well being cut by hand, and each palette spending 20 hours in the kiln.
Wells are full pan size but only 1/8 inch deep. This allows a dollop of paint at one end to be thinned and pulled away with a brush to the desired consistency. You do not have to deal with indentations in the middle of your paint and pools of paint in the pan.
Here, the traveler has been filled with my own personal choice of 15 essential colors of Gouache (opaque watercolor), and I have begun a mix in one of the wells on the cover.
Paints do not bead up because of a fine texture on the surface of the glass - fine enough to allow perfect visibility when you set the mix in place on your work to see how it will look -see the photo below.
Clean-up is just a spritz of water and swipe with a paper towel, or a couple swipes with a damp paper towel.
Paint Sticks align 10 wells along a 2”x10” strip. They can be used as a mixing tray.
They can also be filled with chosen colors for a particular sketch or painting all in one place.
Or they can be used to create value scales or transition mixes between two colors.
A 5 well, 5” size is also available.
Our Professional studio palettes are amazing. They hold your choice of 46 or 49 colors in a 10” palette.
This one is sitting on a 10”x10” white foam mat which comes with it and can be used for either a dust cover or to temporarily put white behind the palette.
Also included is a non-slip Lazy Susan that allows this palette to spin for easy, close-up-up access to all your colors and puts white behind the center mixing wells.
Each well is 1.25” long to accommodate a one inch brush if used sideways.
A glass cover with 6 mixing wells is available as an option.