above: aircraft windows doing duty as palettes below: window/palette in action
Conversation last night at my house ...
Me (to my husband): Do you think Home Depot sells Plexiglas?
Husband: Why do you need Plexiglas?
Me: Does Home Depot sell it, do you think?
Husband: I don't know, depends on how big a piece you need.
Me: Well, something thick enough to not bend when I lift it, and something like 18" x 24".
Husband: What do you need it for?
Me: I need a bigger palette and I've heard that some artists use plexi.
Husband: I might have something you could use.
Husband: A window. An airplane window.
Husband: I'll let you look at it.
.............................. some time passes ................................
Husband comes to the studio with two windows from an airplane. One about 18" x 24" (the smaller one in the photo above) and the other about 18" x 30".
Me: These are PERFECT! I love them! Thank you so much!!
Husband: I guess not every artist has a Cessna 210 window for her palette, right?
You can see the bigger window/palette with paint on it in the last photo. It is exactly what I hoped for, but didn't know I could just ask and have it magically appear like that!
What a guy! I'm keeping him, for sure!!
(Any other artists using airplane windows for palettes?)