Getting a Glimpse into an Artist’s Mind
When setting out to create beautiful oil paintings, the basic first step for an artist is to fill up a palette with various colors that they want before starting the real work on a canvas. So a palette is really a piece of wood on which the artist’s materials, in this case, colors sit and can be used independently or combined to make new colors.
Even though it’s a crucial tool in every artist’s creative process, it’s often overshadowed by the paints and brush. So to show how important a palette is, talented painter Dina Brodsky has started a movement titled “Point of Origin” where artists showcase their palettes.
Together with curator Trek Lexington, Dina called upon artists all over the world to not only use their palettes as a necessary tool, but also to treat it as art.
“One exceptional way of getting a preview into an artist’s mind, as well as into their practice is through the palette. It’s a practical and intimate way of acquiring an artist’s intent and execution of a painting that has since left the studio,” Dina notes.
According to Dina, a palette becomes the point of origin in the sense that whatever shape or form a painting takes, the real journey begins when the brush meets the palette.
Here is just a taste of how wonderful palette painting is. For a comprehensive exhibition of palette painting, move over to this Instagram account for more exhibitions.