Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Hand Held Portable Palette
As many of you know I stand using my field easel art bags platform to hold my journal while I sketch. There is a flex band at the front of the bags platform which will hold a small watercolor kit like the ones above. It works but I will be the first to admit it has its limitations - it crowds the platform making it somewhat challenging to effectively paint. When I saw Marks wrist band mounted palette the light came on! I thought, I can make one of those, only I will make it so I can hold it in my hand. What you see in the images above is the product in use. Having the watercolor kit affixed to the foam-core and the water container in place allows more freedom of movement and makes painting under any circumstance a whole lot easier. The neat thing is it really works and it's easy and inexpensive to make.
Windsor & Newton's portable watercolor box and Maria Coryell Martins unique pocket palette are ideally suited for this application.