A great palette for acrylic painting: The butcher tray

The title says it all!



by Robert Conway

After years of fumbling around and using anything lying around as a palette for my acrylic paintings (including albums, CDs and ripped up pieces of cardboard) a friend of mine suggested to me what I consider one of the greatest inventions ever conceived by mankind, the butcher tray palette. What a revelation, a non disposable painting palette, one that would last forever through anything, this was a totally new concept for me. I had tried to use other palettes(wood and white plastic) before, but it took would take so much valuable time and effort to clean the damn things I did not see the point in actually reusing them. Well this all changed when I bought my first butcher tray which I would still be using today, but because I got lazy this one day and used oil paints with it, it became unusable after a while, that stuff was not coming off anytime soon, oh well lesson…

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About notes to the milkman

I'm a printmaker based in the North West of England, living in Bolton and printing at Hot Bed Press in Salford. Please visit my website johnpindararts.weebly.com
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