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BeaSue

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on: July 14, 2016, 09:41:04 AM
This is not a review. More of a Look what I found comment

Here is a website http://www.robax.com/palettes.html That sells LOTS of watercolor palettes and also some neat stacking trays for colored pencils.
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Reply #1 on: July 14, 2016, 10:37:30 AM
This is not a review. More of a Look what I found comment

Here is a website http://www.robax.com/palettes.html That sells LOTS of watercolor palettes and also some neat stacking trays for colored pencils.


 :D OOH! I like those!  :yippee:
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Reply #2 on: July 14, 2016, 03:26:28 PM
 :thankyou:  Susan for posting the site which is very interesting indeed.  I like what I have seen although I think some of them are a little pricey.  I love the pencil trays.


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Reply #3 on: July 14, 2016, 07:45:29 PM
Thank you BeaSue.

Interesting, if I was to develop a new WC tray.  I would not add more wells, but more mixing sections.  I always ran out of space mixing colours.  My palette had 18 wells, more than I need, and 5 good size mixing areas. 

Pencil trays are net for new pencils... but they get shorter and shorter.
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BeaSue

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Reply #4 on: July 15, 2016, 03:55:15 AM
Annie, I know what you mean about the mixing areas. Lately, I have been using a white dinner plate for mixing, which I find preferable to the mixing space on the palette.
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Reply #5 on: July 15, 2016, 06:37:25 AM
Thanks for posting this, Sue, we all love shopping and more tools!

A pure white, glass Corning "Counter Saver" is my favorite palette. I have about 6 different acrylic palettes that I wasted my money on. All of them were recommended by famous people and friends, but I love my glass better. I have 2 different sizes and I bought them at the thrift store. I also found a clear glass cutting board that I use to draw on, but it can be used as a palette, too, if I have something white behind it.


Looking at those palettes on that website, I know I can't use them. If I have more colors than I'm using, I start grabbing too many colors and end up with mud. I can stay consistent throughout the painting if I make a plan, put out just what I will use and stick to it. After the painting is done, I clean off the palette and it's back to pure white for the next one. I didn't clean the one above off because I thought I was going to make a larger version of the same subject.
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Reply #6 on: July 15, 2016, 07:10:46 AM
That is fabulous Alice! I have a white ceramic tile that I bought when I thought I'd have a go at acrylics. Since I couldn't find any at the time, (other than flourescent) I went back to w/c and found it was great for mixing on. Just wished it was bigger. The idea of the counter saver would solve that issue!
Ta much Alice.  O0

I see a trip to Guat. City looming in my near future!   
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