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Handcrafted in Pennsylvania, New Wave Avant-Garde Palettes feature a unique, patent pending, three-point design and a neutral gray finish that enhances color and value gauging. Models are available for both right-handed and left-handed artists.
Crack-proof, chip-proof, and freezer safe, these palettes are extremely lightweight. The design evenly distributes weight between the hand, arm, and torso/hip, resulting in less fatigue. The durable satin finish is resistant to water and most artists' solvents and mediums.
Each palette is individually inspected.
Compact, comfortable, and conversational, the Expressionist Confidant is perfect for artists who desire a smaller "go to" palette in their studio. It provides ample surface area for laying out your paints and mixing them in the upper or lower quadrant, as well as an open hand grasp to hold paintbrushes or a mahl stick. The Expressionist Confidant is ideal for finishing or detail work because its design allows artists to work extremely close to the canvas.
Grand View Confidant
The Grand View Confidant is brilliant for artists who prefer working with a mid-sized palette. With smooth lines and a classic appearance, the Grand View Confidant permits ample space for an assortment of colors and sufficient space for mixing. It features a closed hand grasp with an opening large enough to hold your paintbrushes or a mahl stick.
The Highland is the first ergonomically designed landscape palette. It provides soft curves and a compact size that fits into many pochade boxes and backpacks, making it extremely portable.
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Perfect for my use
from Los Angeles, CA
Comments about New Wave Art New Wave Avant-Garde Palettes:
I own a wood toned New Wave palette and have really put the miles on it, using it at least once a week. I wanted to try working from a grey surface, and have been very pleased. The ergonomics are excellent and the surface has a great feel when I am mixing my paints. I typically clean it with mineral spirits right after my painting sessions... these palettes rock! One day it will hang on my wall. Adds to my enjoyment painting.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Not What I Expected - Strong Odor
from Batavia, Illinois
When I unpackaged the palette, I noticed a terribly strong chemical smell - epoxy paint maybe? Something like that. So I put it in the garage in the hopes it would air out. It's been two weeks and it still smells. There is no way I can hold this product three feet from my face for hours at a time. I will be looking to return it for a refund.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that this palette didn't make a good first impression. Please know that we've conferred with the manufacturer of these palettes, and you may rest assured that any odor from the finish will dissipate with time. However, we understand that all individuals have different sensitivity levels when it comes to smells, and our Customer Care Team will be happy to work with you on a return or exchange. Just call 1-800-723-2787 and we'll take good care of you!
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
By Eric the Husband
This palette was purchased for my wife. She uses acrylics, and will experiment with oils soon. Her feedback: terrific sized palette, very comfortable grip, solid feel and nice finish, superb ergonomics. We both were a little put off by the obvious and distinctive off-gassing odor. I may try and get her the wooden version with the same shape and design. We're hoping that the odor will dissipate over time. She is a chemically sensitive person, this is why the odor is mentioned. The palette feel is great, and seems well made, we wish they might consider a different material.
I love my new space age -sci-fi ergonomic palette!
By Lynette from Maui
from Maui Hi
I live in Maui where it's hot and humid...paint dries fast and this palette makes me feel like a super hero! I can jam it into my freezer and paint lasts for miles! Because of it's shape and light weight, I am able to work longer without fatigue. The surface is large, awesome for mixing colors with a knife or brush...I have managed to scratch it with my knife once, but I don't mind...did I mention the NON-GLARE surface?? That's a big help because my studio is on the ocean and the heat and glare index is huge. This is the best palette I have EVER had! Mahalo for making this available!
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