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PostScript: The above shot is my old palette from art school, still in use; many years old and scraped a zillion times. Actually, I found that the best palette ever is a thick piece of glass, large and laying flat.
A tip from Thorton Utz, awesome 50's illustrator who I apprenticed with way back when. Paint wipes up clean and with such a large area, there's really no need to restore that often. But having said that, there is a psychological benefit, I believe, to cleaning the palette; that for another post.- sf.