So I have been painting for well over half my life and seen a lot of fads come and go in my time.
Now I have never been much of a follower of fashion in my life in fact the only time was back in the very late 70's early 80's but that was more anti fashion in reality in my heady days of youth as a Gothic punk.
I have seen and used oil based paints, enamels and now acrylics and each of them has their own merits and of course each has a distinct down side.
Oils are very slow drying, enamels stink and everything needs to be cleaned and thinned with spirits and Acrylics dry very fast in fact sometime too fast.
Now I have finally clocked onto a device many painters have used for ages and for the life of me I don't know why I have not done this before. Maybe I am just slow on the uptake, possibly its because I have never really considered using one and simply cast it in the fad, gimmick or just rip-off pile. After all our hobby is riddled with these kind of items. You can pick these up from an art shop, but the costs are high for what is basically a box with replaceable inserts.
Yes I am currently trying out a wet palette, mainly because I wanted to experiment and really see if it gave any benefit to me. Due in no small part with the fact I use a lot of vallejo dropper bottles and while the paint is excellent, its too thick to use straight from the bottle and I have grown tired of ruining good brushes simply mixing the paints ready to use, only for them to dry out in next to no time ( Something to do with the wife and the record internal temperatures she insists on). So after a little surfing around I stumbled on several designs that I could experiment with.
I will of course try a couple of other methods and let you all know how I get on.