Had to break out a plate to use as a palette. Finding that I really do like using a white anything so I can really see the color as I mix. It is a little heavy so as long as I leave it on the RasKog it working fine. The light wasn't great but am painting anyway. Art is a great way to escape and while I'm painting I don't even have to worry that Christmas is just a few days away. I'm not participating this year. Sorry folks.