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Old 06-11-2011, 10:58 PM   #1
Lynn Der Lynn Der is offline
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Zhaoming Wu wooden palette box

Hello - I just saw one of Zhaoming Wu's DVDs (amazing amazing painter!), who uses what looks like a large wooden box (maybe 30 x 24) to put his oil paints in. The box has 2 hinged "doors" that close down on the palette when not in use. His palette was not clean in the fashion that a hand-held palette would be (ideally...) - there was a lot of dried paint around the edges.

I've never seen anything like it, and a search online shows nothing similar. He mentioned that it keeps his paints dry for longer periods than other palettes.

Anybody aware of this type of palette?


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Old 06-22-2011, 12:39 AM   #2
Natalie Hunsaker Natalie Hunsaker is offline
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Not sure about a box like that, but Whitaker keeps his paints fresh by putting the palette in an old freezer. i can attest this works well, although I can see how having a lid would also add to the slow drying time. If you never do find the box or figure out how to build one, I posted how to build Whitaker's idea of a perfect palette http://nataliehunsaker.blogspot.com/...t-palette.html . it's quick and simple if you care to do it. Good luck finding the box--and let us know how you did it if you build it yourself!
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Old 01-15-2012, 08:14 AM   #3
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Wooden palette box

I have made a box like that. Scott Burdick used a box like you described during a demo, it looked really useful and I asked him where he got it and he told me, he made it himself. So I made reference photos and constructed a copy. I think I still have the drawings and measurements somewhere. At the moment I'm moving my studio, but if you like I could look for them when I'm settled. Let me know!
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:10 AM   #4
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I don't think it is quite the same as the folding palette described above, but for those who are not handy, here is another option: http://leeboynton.com/book/1213/pale...d-carrying-box

The palette is held in place by a twisting piece inside the thumb hole.
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