2021 update: Several palettes here are no longer on Etsy. Bummer!
Puerto Rico, here I come! I fly out today and leave my pups in the able care of the housesitter…..and I’m off to paint paint paint! I was talking with my dear friend Lisa Spangler about palettes since she’s the Queen of Tiny Palettes – and she agreed to also do an overview of her palettes. When I shopped I bought different ones than she had so we’d have a good broad range to share with you. So be sure to go to Lisa’s blog to see more when you’re done here!
The Puerto Rico trip is the start of a fundraiser: after I get paintings finished, I’ll put them up for auction to raise monies to help our fellow citizens. I’ll be creating some there, but also some when I return home and have time to paint more. So stay tuned! And feel free to give money to charities there now in advance of the fundraiser…no need to wait if you’re feeling ready to be a giving human—giving is good for your heart!
All the palettes I purchased are from Etsy…got to love supporting small creative businesses! In the video I show you the palettes, what I liked about them, and fill them – then in a month or two I’ll go back and let you know how they actually worked. (I may have more specific immediate details on Instagram so keep your eyes open there for the next week, too!)
Here are stills of each palette…..Wristband palette, Acrylic Palette, Big Brush Tin Palette, and Wood/Leather Travel Watercolor Kit:
Color swatches for each of the palettes: you may not be able to read my scribbled notations, but if you check the list in the supplies section, they’re in order of what’s shown here.
Don’t forget to go see Lisa’s blog post – she has different tiny palettes!
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- Wristband palette —- no longer available
- Acrylic Palette — no longer available
- Big Brush square Tin Palette
- Wood/Leather Travel Watercolor Kit — no longer available
- Brushes I take with me:
- Papers and sketchbooks:
- Alvaro Castagnet sketchbook —- only available directly from the artist during classes.
- Arches Rough block 7 x 10