Movable color palette on a magnetic board

This is one of my rough ideas, a movable color palette on a magnetic board. So you can play around little color blocks as you wish.


  1. Magnetic Board

2. Magnetic Label Holders

3. Swatch book



  1. I got the color swatch book of Behr paint from Home depot. It was 20 bucks online. But the swatch book is not necessary. You can cut any paper to slide into the magnetic label holder. I just enjoy the color swatch fan deck.
  2. It would be easier to use if the magnetic board is mounted on the wall. So you can sit back and watch the color palette from distance.
  3. I used to paint color blocks one by one on piece of paper in the old fashion way. But I soon found out that was not easy to adjust. With a magnetic board, I can put on some color blocks first then come back the next day to see if I like it. I can sort them in different groups, take one color out or add a new color. Once I am satisfied with my color palette, I just need to take a photo as reference then I can start playing with a new palette.
  4. Of course you can do this on tablet or smartphone app. It is easier for me to see the actual color on a piece of paper under normal day light.
  5. Again, this is a rough idea. You may refine it to suit your preference if it helps.

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.