Recently I've been exploring the fun little Pocket Palettes from Expeditionary Arts--and Maria Coryell-Martin keeps refining and offering new types, formats, and kits! Check out her "toolkit" page at the link...
|Here you see the original palette on the left and a newer model with a brushed steel case (I think she's offering a traditional black one now too, but I didn't see it on the page.)|
|I know it's silly, but I'll keep carrying the original shiny one because sometimes a girl just needs a mirror...or a signaling device...or...and the little bag it comes in protects the finish!|
You can buy extra pans in case you want to switch things around or change palette colors in an instant, too!
The white mixing palette will stain...but so will virtually ANY palette when you use--wait for it!--staining colors! I scrub it off with a wet paper towel and a bit of soap and that seems sufficient.
A pencil, a pen, and a waterbrush or two and you'd be good to go almost anywhere...without adding more than a few ounces to your kit.
If you're familiar with my book, Artist's Journal Workshop, you'll have seen Maria's amazing paintings done on the spot with this little kit!
(And yes, I did post this in my blog, Cathy Johnson--Art, Life, and Other Oddities. This nifty little kit deserves a wider audience!)