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This neutral, mid-tone gray paper palette is ideal for mixing accurate color values. A painter's guide on the inside cover offers artists of all skill levels useful information on basic colors, mixing secondary colors, and complementary colors.
Pads each contain either 30 sheets or 50 sheets of 35 lb paper.
® Richeson is a registered trademark.™ Grey Matters is a trademark.
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from West Virginia
Comments about Richeson Grey Matters Paper Palette:
I saw other artists using this grey paper pallette. I did some research on it and decided to order it. Its a simple yet effective idea as to why to use this. Gray is a neautral color so it therefor helps you judge you values and colors more accurately while mixing on them. On the back of the front cover sheet is a value finder and color wheel and some basic color theory which alone is a value in itself. Just cut it off and keep it around when you need. When you are done or the grey paper has paint all over just throw it away and tear out a new one. No more spending time on cleaning a pallette.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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By VCM budding artist
These disposable palettes are fantastic. I love the gray color because it helps me to see how my colors will really look. I tried going back to a wood palette and gave up after a few tries. I think this is one of the greatest products an artist can find. I buy the smaller ones to fit in my 9x12 palette box. I have used other brands of paper palettes but most were too slick and my paint slid around. These have just the right amount of slickness.
Don't like for acrylic
I like having the grey palette to judge values. This paper palette probably works fine for oils. I paint mostly with acrylics which dry on this palette. It's basically a very thin plastic. I have to continually spray my paints to keep them moist. I usually use the Masterson Sta-Wet palette papers with 4 layers of wet paper towels under them. The only time I spray them is when I'm taking a break and want to leave them out until I return. If I had started out with a palette that had to be sprayed all the time I might not think much about it but going from not spraying to spraying is a real hastle. It breaks my flow.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Exactly what I need
By Dave C
from Las Vegas, NV
I love these palette papers because I use the 9x12" size and just place one in the bottom of my Coulter easel. No cutting or sizing needed. Oh, and little to no clean up necessary.
Always great service
from Argyle TX
It's convenient to take places or smaller works.
Grey for judging values is 'priceless'
By paint like you mean it!
I order and use many of these for myself and my students. Once you use 'grey' you don't want to go back to any other disposable palette - you can judge and adjust your paint mixes on the 'mid-value'. Plus the variety of sizes works for many applications.
Gray really DOES matter!
from Newark Valley
This disposable palette is the only one I will use now. Perfect for oil and acrylic paints!
Love them I would buy again
from Greenville, MS.
first time I bought pallet paper. what a time saver. I put left over paint on the paper on damp paper towel.lay in a air tight container and my paints stay fresh for days.
from Alexandria, MN
I have used other brands of palette paper, but this is my favorite! It has a more substantial feel than other brands I've tried and I really like the sizes they offer. I personally like the 12 x 16. The neutrality of the color (gray) really does make a difference. I'm an intermediate level painter - so if I notice the difference compared to white palette paper I've tried - that says something, ha ha!
No sticky palette
By Lucy Lu
These are a staple in my studio, especially for acrylics.
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