Handmade watercolor SUMMER ARCHAEOLOGIST 3 16pc Artisan quality premium pigment for sketching, painting and calligraphy, natural, playful
Handmade, homemade watercolour set of sixteen paints, twelve of which are halfpans and four tinys, of the summer batch mood, meant for outdoor adventure, collected in a cute tin box, pocket-size, complete with a tiny booklet, a vial of ink, and some other random'archaeological' trinkets, maybe a pencil or a piece of string or a small shell - just for fun. It is to give the impression this was once a buried little treasure of some ancient mapmaker poet. Bright blue from the 11-blues-series. Please note that i run my swatches on fabriano extra white rough - on another paper, the paint may appear different - such is the magic of watercolour surfaces. Of course not all can be blacks and browns and ochre, and getting unnaturally vibrant paints is just part of my curiosity: i spend my night mixing this and that, trying new combinations, experimenting and trying to tame various new pigments.
My paints are 85%+ pure pigment, which makes their lightfastness absolute, the rest means they are held together by an organic binder, my own homemade honey and myrtus glycerin. Their naturality makes them unpredictable some dry like pepper, some never dry but i like that about them.
They are unique and individual. With each new batch, i try to invoke a theme and invent as many new paints as possible, to keep my regular customers thrilled : i repeat some of the older recipes, because they never fall out of demand, but mostly, with each new batch, i invent.
There is something wonderful, knowing that these combinations and pigments have been around since the dawn of time and somewhere, long ago, someone just as adventurous wandered around and explored with a very similar palette in their thick wooly pocket :d. This item is made of paint and pigment, honey, gum arabic, clove oil.