I came across what I would call the ultimate portable palette. It’s called the Folio Palette from Art Toolkit.
It looks like one of my other pocket palettes, right? This folio palette is actually a larger version that holds more pans of colors. Some folks actually use it on their desk/table and then take the pocket version for travel or plein air painting.
Here’s a picture that shows the size comparisons. On the left is the regular Pocket Palette. On the right is the new Folio Palette.
There is quite a difference in the size. To give you an idea, the Pocket Palette holds 14 standard (small rectangle) pans while the Folio Palette can hold 30 standard pans.
Here’s a picture from an earlier post in regards to the different pan sizes.
Here’s the care and maintenance instructions for the Art Toolkit’s palettes.
Along with the new palette size, there is also a new XL mixing pan. It’s their largest square size mixing pan.
Remember my “mini doodle kit” metal container that I reused to store all of my metal pans of paint? Well, here it is next to the Folio Palette.
I was able to fill my Folio with all the pans I had filled previously. I like having a larger mixing space.
If I need additional mixing space, I can always reuse one of my Pocket Palettes as a mixing palette.
Once I’m done with my current projects, I hope to get back into watercolor painting and actually use my new palette.