I found this little wooden box and art kit at hobby lobby and thought it would make a nice small travel palette.
It's about 8x10 and only an inch or so tall. I find that I don't want or need a large elaborate set up to paint on location.
I removed the watercolor and plastic palette and brushes that came attached to the box with what i thought was more than enough glue.
And had to work a little to remove that adhesive. Actually, my oms worked pretty well.
Then I used some of the sludge from my jars where I let my old oms settle to sort of prime the new palette.
Voila! A handy palette to carry in a small bag with some walnut oil and a few brushes. I can hold a panel in my hand while I paint. No need for a panel holder and its certainly much more subtle and convenient for working in a coffee shop, for example.
Thanks to V....Vaughan for the inspiration. Her father in law made her some similar palettes which I have long envied.
Some folks are offering similar designs to hers now too I see. But this was a really affordable solution. $20 for the art kit and maybe I will put those watercolors to use one day too.