Remember the vintage paintbox post? Another worn artist's tool that appeals to some collectors is a paint-soaked palette. Just the other day, Mrs. Blandings photographed a few at the Mission Road Antique Mall in Kansas City.
I could imagine placing an especially interesting one on a bookshelf, or maybe using one as part of a tablescape on a big weathered desk. More than the idea of display, though, I just like getting a peek at various artists' working palettes.
Matthias Schaller photographs palettes used by well known artists such as Cy Twombly and Wassily Kandinsky. The Art Newspaper did a video interview with him explaining his fascination.
This summer some artists from my corner of the world will share with us their messiest palettes, but in the meantime, here is a look at the art supplies in Alabama native Hayley Gaberlavage's former New York studio.
The leather chair picture is courtesy Mrs. Blandings and all others are shown with permission from the artist, Hayley Gaberlavage.