I really don’t know what to do about all of the plastic and unrecyclable shit we get even if we’re trying not to. But my friend Annette sent me a picture of a painting she was working on and I saw that she was using a styrofoam tray as a palette. Brilliant.
Acrylic is a difficult medium to work with since it dries quickly and there’s no getting it off the palette like you can with oil. I have been using disposable paper palettes and feeling guilty about it for years. Now I have a wide array of detritus piling up in my studio that while it is not recyclable it isn’t going to be single-use plastic anymore.