His palette is not cheap and seriously, I waste more paint per session than his palette can hold, so it would not be a good solution for me. But a week or so ago I thought I’d just see what mounting my glass palette vertically on an easel would do.
The upshot: I like it. Most of the paint holds position just fine - the Cobras are pretty buttery so they slide a bit (those are Cobras in the photo) but some work with a palette knife gets them to hold - the Vasaris, Charvins and Hardings hold just fine. I do really find it helpful to mix and apply in the identical light. It takes some getting used to, but for now I think I’ll use it.
Side note: you may notice that there seems to be no rhyme or reason to my pigment placement on my palette. That's because, dear reader, there is none. I only squeeze out the colors I'm using in any one session and I usually just squeeze them out in the order of use - therefore they get placed on the palette wherever there's convenient room. Also note that I've spray painted the back of my palette a light battleship grey. More on that in a future post.
Here’s Kassan’s video - it’s pretty cool.