This palette features smooth lines and a classic appearance. The surface area permits ample space for an assortment of colors and sufficient space for mixing, holding a medium palette cup and paint cloth. This palette is great for artists who prefer working with a mid size artist palette, young painters or for detailed work. It has a closed grasping area with an opening large enough to hold paintbrushes or a mahlstick. Handcrafted by the Amish in Pennsylvania, this palette provides an ergonomic 3-point design that evenly distributes weight between the hand, arm and hip, allowing for effortless painting. It is very light-weight and comes prefinished with a durable satin finish that is resistant to water and standard artist solvents and mediums. Also it is crack-proof, chip-proof and freezer safe. Models available for both right and left handed artists, in varnished wood or varnished wood with a neutral gray surface. Made in the USA.