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Consistently considered the artist's top choice, this is the original plastic palette created and patented by world-renowned artist John Pike in 1960. Unlike copies, it is made of high-impact polystyrene using the injection mold method. This plastic is incredibly strong and most importantly stain-resistant.
The Original John Pike Palette is large — 15" × 10-1/2" × 5/8" — with 20, 1-1/2" paint wells.
The inside of the snap-on cover serves as an additional palette without divisions — ideal when you need a clean spot in a hurry. Free of any obstructions, it offers a great "thinking" area in which you find the right color and value by freely pulling in from the three pigment banks, without a runback. This is probably the palette's most important single feature — a generous space where you can work up a wash without it running back into your pure color.
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I own 3 of these palettes.
Comments about Original John Pike Palette:
I use this palette for watercolor. It has a secure fitting lid that helps keep my paints moist when not in use. It is not watertight though. So don't turn it upside down. There is plenty of space for mixing. You can even use the lid for this. Wells hold a generous amount of paint. I own 3 because I like to keep a lot of colors within reach and because I have one dedicated to portrait painting.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Vero Beach, FL
I was surprised how large this palette is but that is a good thing. I decided on the original one because I prefer to keep it in a "landscape" position. It is very strong and cleans well. I did not have that much problem with paint beading when I used my palette first time. It delivers all that it promises. Fully fits the description on Blick's website. I like that it is made in USA because that is the reason for it's good quality. It is worth to pay a bit more for it. I do not think I will ever need another one.
This is the best watercolor palette ever! Great mixing area
from Newmarket, NH
I like the deep sections to add paint.
from Burlington Iowa
I really like the fact that this palette has a lid. Keeps my watercolors fresh.
It maintains good moisture.
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from East Brunswick, NJ
The wells are deep and wide enough. I use it to mix and match. It is a good surface for mixing colors and creating shades. It is the best palette I have used.
kept watercolor paint workable
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from >Rome, Italy
It's really a pity that the US are so far and shipping and custom fees so high!
(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
A necessary tool
from Forks, WA
I am just learning water color and needed a palette. I chose this one because it looked like I could use it successfully. I haven't been able to use it much but will be getting back to my art when life slows down just a bit. What I have been able to do so far, I like a lot.
Best Watercolor Palette
from Dunnellon, FL
I have used the same John Pike Palette for almost 30 years and find it perfect for my use. I gave one to my recently retired sister, who has discovered she enjoys making art. I wanted to start her off with the best!I like that it has a cover which makes carrying it so much easier. I leave the colors in the palette...if they dry before I use them again, I simply reconstitute them right in the palette. Works for me!!!
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from West Chester, Pennsylvania
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