I made a new palette for my oil paints yesterday and I love how it turned out!
I found this artwork at the local thrift store... total win, right? I knew it would make for a great canvas - it's about 24x28" with a glass surface.
When choosing artwork it is essential to make sure it has glass for your paints (not plexi glass), most importantly - crying flowers and...
... a green matte with gold paint splash accents and a inner marbled hot pink matte. Truly a one of a kind, how could I possibly tear it apart!?
I pulled out the artwork, turned it over, and I covered the back of the artwork with white paper.
I laid out my paint tubes in order of the color wheel.
I performed a quick test...
and then I began to label the paper and add color swatches.
I first dabbed my gloved finger with white and touched the paper by each color name. Then I took off the lid to each of my paints and dabbed them with my finger and made a pure swatch of the paint and a secondary white+color swatch next to it. Adding a little white really helps to see the true value of the paint color and differentiate them in the color wheel with ease.
After they dried I added the glass and the frame and viola! The classiest palette I ever did see! I love that royal frame because it's classy like Gryffindor and, more importantly, because I can wrap my whole palette in saran wrap without ever touching my paints! All you need now is a razor blade to scrape off used paints and your palette will always look organized and new. Hooray!
>> If you try to make your own palette, send me photos! I want to see how it turned out!
>> If you really want to know... not sure that you do...:
raw umber, burnt umber, transparent red oxide, burnt sienna, alizarin, napthol red, flesh ochre, cad orange, naples yellow, cad yellow, yellow ochre, raw sienna, hansa, yellow green, sap, olive, chromium, pthalo green, cerulean blue, pthalo blue, ultramarine, purple dioxide, grey, black, white.
>> I feel like I just typed out the entire lyrics to the Joseph and the Amazing Dream coat song. Random fact - my dad once played Joseph in a community play. He has an amazing voice and he's pretty fearless up on stage. Consequently, my family knows all of those songs way too well :).