This painting is different from my others in that I put in a fading wash around the edges. I like it. I also used one of Daniel Smith's duochrome watercolors around the owl's head giving a bit of a halo effect. I love using metallics, even though it means that prints are not feasible.
As for my new palette, I like it very much and recommend it. But there is one thing I would change. For me, the paint wells are too deep. When I have the palette on the table beside the painting-in-progress, I can't see into the paint wells. I need to put the palette on a lower side table to see the paint colors very well. I'm going to pass that comment on to Robax Engineering, the manufacturer of these wonderful paint palettes.