Why a wooden palette?
As many of you know my favorite palette is the wood palette, but why? Many folks ask me why not glass, or plastic? Now Glass is a great palette for the lazy artist and I do have a few glass palettes I made for my lazy days :) but the wood palette just has a warmth and personality that glass and plastic just doesn't have. As an artist sometimes its hard to get inspired sometimes, but when you have an old stained up wooden palette it's like an old friend you can see the times you spent working at the easel from the old ghost of paint stains that build a patina over time and it can get the gears in your creative mind moving. People are attracted to wooden palettes, because you can see the artist in the palette from his/her past works and years from now people will look at that old palette and just stare, wondering what painting was created from them old paint stains, or left over paint that wasn't cleaned off etc.. A wooden palette is a masterpiece in its self! I have had many of my old palettes bought from me at art shows because the patina and the beauty it has! Has anyone ever hung up an old plastic or glass palette? Or offered to buy one from any artist? It has no life! A wooden palette at one time was a living tree, and you can see the life in the palette through the grain! Does a plastic or glass palette have that? You might say its distracting etc.. I have never had that problem so I don't know why people think that or claim that . Wooden palettes are a little work but they are worth it! My palettes we build here at Brandon Thomas Art are seasoned like the old masters palettes and will give you a patina overtime and is just beautiful ! Many say that wood palettes suck the oils out of the oil paint, but if its made currently and seasoned correctly you will not have that problem.
TOP photo is my old studio palette I made in my wet box.
Monet's wood palette!
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