I just received the prototype for the Paul W. McCormack watercolor palette. It measures 13" x 16" with a snap on cover (embossed signature of course)...hard plastic like a Pike Palette. It's being produced by Jerry's Artarama. When you take into consideration that every element in one of my watercolor paintings is first simplified into a light, halftone and dark, this palette will begin to make perfect sense. In a simple head and shoulders portrait you would begin with 3 mixtures for the flesh, 3 for the hair and 3 for the garment. The smaller wells on the side are simply used for smaller mixtures, iris color, pupil, etc. The snap on lid can be used for the larger washes such as the background. Anyone who has worked with me in the past will know exactly what I'm talking about...a logical approach to watercolor.