Friday, November 14, 2014

Retiring My First Palette



This was the first wooden palette I ever owned and it has seen me through quite a few paintings.  I may put more colorful globs around the edge, but right now I think she's finished.


6 comments:

Jason Peck said...

Hey Anthony, Very nice, I always enjoy seeing artist paint their palettes. Beautiful portrait.

Jason Peck said...

Oh One other thing, If you get a plate wall hanger you can hang it on the wall or mount it in a shadow box. I guess they make large size plate wall hangers.

Faith E. Hough said...

I love this! It's absolutely gorgeous!

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Thanks, Jason! I'm thinking about making a custom support that I can clamp on the back, but I'll need to experiment some.

Thanks so much, Faith! I had a lot going on when I painted this, and I can see it now in some of brushstrokes, wishing I had handled it differently in spots with thicker paint. I don't know if I should take off the varnish and touch it up, or let some time pass and see what I think of it. Decisions, decisions...

Lauren Gallegos said...

I love this idea, I have never seen someone do this to an old palette. I might want to do this with my palettes that need to be retired as well! Thanks for the inspiration! It's beautiful!

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Thanks so much, Lauren!