DIY Painting palette

I watched this video of Andrew Tischler on Youtube about studio palette. I think this was brilliant and I keep thinking how can I make a similar one. While I don’t need that big since I have a really tight space. But I do like the glass surface and it can stand by itself. 

So I was thinking and thinking and suddenly I think about photo frame.

  • It is glass surface
  • The glass has been framed so it is safely to handle
  • It stands by itself. All I need is a gray background. At first I though a gray sheet would be enough but the little distance between the sheet and glass makes shadow. So I follow Andrew’s method, I spray the back of the glass with gray paint. And ta-da, it works!

I use an old unused frame about 8×8. It is a perfect size for my tight space. And very easy clean ^_^

Hope you enjoy it and have fun.

Thank you~

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My paintings are an outlet to express the imagination I have inside my head that I can not put into words. After trying many mediums, I always find myself coming back to paint and brushes. In my current artistic practice, I use oil paint and mainly create portraits of mythical creatures and animals transfixed in the shifting colours of seascapes and landscapes. There is a natural spirit and magic to these creatures and their energy draws me in. Choosing to paint these creatures as real living wildlife rather than abstractions, I use bold and vivid colours to express the imaginary intertwined with reality, finding magic between the seams. Using a saturated colour palette, I create bold and striking imagery, contrasted between foreground and background, subject and landscape, and light and darkness. Weaving their bodies and the surface of the landscape into each other through organic forms and flowing brush strokes, I find beauty, strength and innocence in these creatures that reflect my inner world.

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