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The Art for Joy’s Sake Palette

T H E  S T O R Y

What is your favorite watercolor palette?… A question I’m asked more times than I can count and so here it is friends. 9 pigments I go to again and again. 9 pigments that have lent my work a certain style and look for over a decade.

Each pigment is professional quality from a selection of the world’s most beloved watercolor pigment makers.

 

D E T A I L S

  • 3 inch round, 1 inch deep white tin with gold detailing and interior.
  • 9 half pans filled within 1/8 inch of the pan’s top. Each half pan is attached to the tin with super strength adhesive. Adhesive may need to be replaced after several months of use.
  • 1 small natural sponge nestled in tin. Perfect for blotting moisture and color as you work. Sponge can be removed and washed as needed. 
  • Enough paint to create over 50 paintings!

 

Pigments Included:

  • Winsor & Newton Cobalt Turquoise Light
  • Winsor & Newton Opera Rose
  • Daniel Smith Moonglow
  • Daniel Smith Buff Titanium
  • Mission Gold Shell Pink
  • Mission Gold Marine Blue
  • Holbein Naples Yellow
  • Holbein Vermillion Hue
  • Renesans Golden Green

  

***Due to the watercolor paint curing time, we do ask that you please allow extra time for shipping. Each palette is made to order, so this allows for adequate dry time!

 

**Due to pigment availability, reasonable palette color substitutions may be made without notice.


Art For Joy’s Sake Spirited Watercolor Palette

T H E   S T O R Y 
Our dot cards have been enthusiastically renamed by fans – splotch cards – because they hold SO MUCH PAINT! 

This is our Spirited Watercolor Dot card and until now was only available as part of Kristy’s watercolor intensive course! 

Our watercolor dot cards make trying 12 professional pigments from the BEST of the best in watercolor manufacturers incredibly affordable!


D E T A I L S

  • 12 pigment watercolor dot card – enough paint to create painting after painting!
  • Colors included:
    • Winsor & Newton Cobalt Turquoise Light
    • Winsor & Newton Alizarin Crimson
    • Winsor & Newton Winsor Orange
    • Winsor & Newton Cerulean Blue
    • Winsor & Newton Olive Green
    • Daniel Smith Imperial Purple
    • Daniel Smith Opera Pink
    • Daniel Smith Hansa Yellow Light
    • Daniel Smith Buff Titanium
    • Daniel Smith Moonglow
    • Mission Gold Melon Green
    • Mission Gold Brilliant Pink

 

 

**Due to seasonal pigment availability, reasonable palette color substitutions may be made without notice.

***Due to the watercolor paint curing time, we do ask that you please allow extra time for shipping. Each palette is made to order, so this allows for adequate dry time! 

Artisanal Watercolor Half Pans

T H E  S T O R Y

I’ve been mixing watercolors from scratch for over a decade. There is something enchanting about working the dry pigments you’ll eventually paint with into shape. During my career I’ve used nearly all watercolors available on the market, commercial and handmade. I’m a collector of pigments. But in that time I’ve learned what I love in colors and what I want more of that didn’t quite exist. Until now.

These colors are loosely inspired by my travels to Zion National Park but also my home state of Pennsylvania, where there are more greens around every corner than anyone could imagine. You’ll find a curious collection of bright-nearly fluorescents, creamy opaques, sheer brights and earthy bolds…

Each pigment is made of at least 3 distinct natural elements. No single pigment watercolors here. My goal is to create highly pigmented colors that act a bit chameleon-like as your brush hits the paper. So will you ever see just one color in a dried swath of my watercolors – no.

 

D E T A I L S

  • 12 custom color blends to choose from!
  • Colors exist nowhere else in the world! 
  • Handmade & hand poured in small batches
  • Made with honey, glycerin, and clove oil
  • Each half pan comes with a magnet for easy attachment to metal palettes

Note: Due to the handmade nature of the watercolors, surface cracking, bubbles, & imperfections are normal & will not affect use. Pans are filled to the surface or just above.

 

T H E  C O L O R S  

Wave A more lively version of the classic cerulean blue with extra vibrancy and all the sheerness you’d expect from its classic inspiration.
Zion A slightly opaque, vibrant, velvety subtle orangey-red.
*Field Billow Sheer emerald with a hint of forest green, blended with a moderately opaque medium olive.
Sandstone Inspired by the rugged earth of Southern Utah. Slightly opaque and loves to travel and bloom in water!
Sunny A moderately earthy yellow that when dry reveals moments ranging from mustard to deep ochre.
Wahweap A berry pink with a creamy texture that dries more sheer than you’d expect.
Brook A spirited green, with aqua undertones. Sheer but saturated.
Prickly Pear Vibrant and slightly opaque. Reveals moments of raspberry and fuchsia as pigment dries.
*Earth Billow An opaque brick red, swirled with a slightly sheer terracotta hue.
*River Billow Sheer cerulean-like blue with a slight fluorescent punch, swirled with a creamy, opaque stormy sky blue.
Morning Chameleon pinks reveal themselves as this sheer pigment dries on the page.
Leaf A highly sheer and clean, yellow-infused soft green.


*A Billow is two pigments swirled into the same half pan. Truly an #artforjoysake experience where you never know quite what your brush will pick up.

 

 

Artisanal Watercolors – Wonderfilled Palette

T H E  S T O R Y
I’ve been mixing watercolors from scratch for over a decade. There is something enchanting about working the dry pigments you’ll eventually paint with into shape. During my career I’ve used nearly all watercolors available on the market, commercial and handmade. I’m a collector of pigments. But in that time I’ve learned what I love in colors and what I want more of that didn’t quite exist. Until now.

The Wonderfilled Palette at first glance features an unorthodox combination of colors. But to paint with these is to know. You’ll find a curious collection of bright-nearly fluorescents, creamy opaques, sheer brights and earthy bolds…

These colors are loosely inspired by my travels to Zion National Park but also my home state of Pennsylvania, where there are more greens around every corner than anyone could imagine.

Each pigment is made of at least 3 distinct natural elements. No single pigment watercolors here. My goal is to create highly pigmented colors that act a bit chameleon-like as your brush hits the paper. So will you ever see just one color in a dried swath of my watercolors – no.

C O L O R S   I N C L U D E D

* A Billow is two pigments swirled into the same half pan. Truly an #artforjoysake experience where you never know quite what your brush will pick up.

Muddy A richly pigmented opaque dark, dark color that is best described as the lovely richness that collects in the corners of a well-used palette.
Zion A slightly opaque, vibrant, velvety subtle orangey-red.
*Field Billow Sheer emerald with a hint of forest green, blended with a moderately opaque medium olive.
Sandstone Inspired by the rugged earth of Southern Utah. Slightly opaque and loves to travel and bloom in water!
Sunny A moderately earthy yellow that when dry reveals moments ranging from mustard to deep ochre.
Wahweap A berry pink with a creamy texture that dries more sheer than you’d expect.
Brook A spirited green, with aqua undertones. Sheer but saturated.
Prickly Pear Vibrant and slightly opaque. Reveals moments of raspberry and fuchsia as pigment dries.
*Earth Billow An opaque brick red, swirled with a slightly sheer terracotta hue.
*River Billow Sheer cerulean-like blue with a slight fluorescent punch, swirled with a creamy, opaque stormy sky blue.
Morning Chameleon pinks reveal themselves as this sheer pigment dries on the page.
Leaf A highly sheer and clean, yellow-infused soft green.



D E T A I L S
  • 12 custom color blends in watercolor half pans with magnets
  • Colors exist nowhere else in the world
  • Includes round gold travel tin
  • Handmade, hand poured in small batches 
  • Made with honey, glycerin, clove oil


Note: Due to the handmade nature of the watercolors, surface cracking, bubbles, & imperfections are normal & will not affect use. Pans are filled to the surface or just above.

 

 

***Please note: Coupons and discounts are not applicable for the Wonderfilled Palette.

#watercolorkiss Palette Bundle

T H E   S T O R Y 

Ever wanted to give professional watercolor pigments a try? Feel overwhelmed by the options for selecting the perfect brand? Well the #watercolorkiss bundle is for you!

For the cost of 3-4 tubes of professional watercolors you will receive 30 pigments from 5 different manufacturers ready for your artistic experimentation. And a little bit goes a long way. You’ll be painting with these for a while!

D E T A I L S

*WHAT’S INCLUDED?:

  • Exclusive access to private instructional video by Kristy.
  • All 5 #watercolorkiss palettes.
  • FREE watercolor brush.
JOY
Holbein Antique pigments including Seeding, Rose, Juane Brilliant, Bamboo, Dandelion and Coral Red.
PEACE
Mission Gold pigments including Brilliant Pink, Melon Green, Horizon Blue, Juane Brilliant 2, Naples Yellow, Yellow Grey.
FAITH
Renesans pigments including Bordeaux, Ultramarine Green, Payne’s Gray, Venetian Yellow, Mineral Violet, Scarlet.
RESILIENCE
Daniel Smith pigments including Moonglow, Buff, Cascade Green, Opera Pink, Cerulean Blue, Quinadicrone Sienna.
HOPE
Winsor & Newton pigments including Naples Yellow Deep, Cobalt Turquoise Light, Ultramarine Violet, Alizarin Crimson, Olive Green, Winsor Orange.


    **Due to seasonal pigment availability, reasonable palette color substitutions may be made without notice.

    ***Due to the watercolor paint curing time, we do ask that you please allow extra time for shipping. Each palette is made to order, so this allows for adequate dry time!