Tools and More Palettes from my Studio

 Wonderfully packaged palette, no dents or bang-ups

Wonderfully packaged palette, no dents or bang-ups

In a previous post here, I mentioned the American Journey Porcelain Palette from Cheap Joe's and it arrived a few weeks back but I didn't get a chance to post about it since I've been getting sick lately.

I really like the clear plastic cover it came with. It make it much more pleasant to look at than the Stephen Quiller palette cover. Time to fill with paints!

 Unboxed is a pretty porcelain palette with no scratches or defects.

Unboxed is a pretty porcelain palette with no scratches or defects.

 So many colors to choose from!

So many colors to choose from!

The sole purpose of this palette was to hold my new Winsor & Newton paints. I love Grahams but wanted to test a few tubes of W&N to see how they handle which will probably be posted in another review.

Tada! Look at all the pretties.

After planning out the color process, I ended up incorporating some of my most used paints from the Graham line. It feels like Christmas.

My Daniel Smith palette

I also stopped by Blick and bought a round white porcelain palette for all my Daniel Smith paints. This is a Jack Richeson palette for roughly $10. Efficient and cost effecive! Feeling accomplished - I decided to grab all my palettes and take a group family photo.

My whole collection - yes, that is another palette on the right

In the words of Gollum from LOTR: My preciouses...

Lovely color and functional too!

Lastly, I wanted to share a neat idea for a brush holder. I acquired too many brushes over the course of a few years and planned on getting a brush holder from Blick. The problem was, Blick sold these holders for $4-$6 each and I didn't see the point of splurging on something just to hold my brushes so I ended up ordering Blue Mason Jars from Amazon. The result was super beautiful and for roughly $1.80 per jar!

A quick snap at my desk studio mess when I'm working on a painting

Stay tuned to see what I did with the rest of the mason jars! I'll probably have a few more posts this week and will try to maintain a consistent posting schedule since there's so much to share :) Thanks for reading.