This is the state of my palette after taking it from overnight storage. I clean the palette each morning with a scrapper and remove dried colors. Often, if no colors dried overnight, I’ll start right in. My medium is fast drying and there’s no danger of previous mixtures affecting new ones.
This homemade palette has been my everyday palette for several years. I bought the framed, glass-covered print at Goodwill, removed the print and painted the backing with a warm acrylic tone–instant palette that is easily cleaned. I have several other prints in case this one falls apart. One of the framed prints is extra large and I am tempted to use it, but his one fits into my butcher’s tray which makes it easy to store from session to session.