Vintage Palette Mushroom & Feathers Set - Wildwood Collection
Vintage Palette Mushroom & Feathers Set is part of the Wildwood Collection curated by Peppercon. This rich, earthy palette is presented in a lovely vintage cigar tin I found at a local market. This palette is definitely a one of a kind!
This little travel set is inspired by the beautiful natural things I see on my daily walks with my whippets. Like most people, my day is often filled with work, work and more work! Seeing pretty wild things such as mushrooms that have popped up overnight after the rain or delicate feathers sitting quietly under bushes often excites me. At the same time, these findings bring me a sense of calmness. Interestingly these are the things I choose to paint the most.
This set consists of 9 muted earthy colours in half-pans commonly seen in nature, making them perfect for plein air painting or nature illustrations. They are all single- pigment, artist-grade colours made from natural pigments.
Here are the colours included:
- Lemon Ochre
- Orange Ochre
- Venetian Red
- Verona Green Earth
- Mayan Blue#1
- Burnt Umber
- Rouge Pozzuoli
- Vine Black
- Buff Titanium
This set also includes:
- A vintage cigar tin*
- A hand-painted colour chart
- A strong magnet has been attached to each pan for your convenience
*As this is a vintage item, scratches, marks and dents are expected and are part of its vintage character!
These artist-grade paints are all hand-mulled in tiny batches by me in Melbourne, Australia. I sourced and tested pigments from both local and international suppliers to create this collection. I made my own binder which includes natural ingredients such as gum, honey and a little bit of natural preservative. Each pigment has its own recipe as they react very differently when mixed. I have spent hours and made countless batches of test paint to get a good balance of pigment to binder. Unlike many commercial watercolours, no fillers are used in the process, only binder and pigment. In some colours, up to 60% pigment was used. All pans are hand-poured and dried gradually in three layers to ensure they are fully filled. It takes at least two weeks to complete each pan depending on the weather and the pigment.
Please note, even though I tried my best to make each pan perfect, they won't be! Some cracking or tackiness might appear on some colours due to the climate or the pigment. Cracking in the pan or a sticky surface will not affect the use or the ability of the paint to re-wet.
While all colours in this collection are made from non-toxic ingredients, they are not for human consumption. Keep out of reach of small children.
Most of the pigments I used have an 'excellent' lightfastness rating, except for the Mayan Blue which has a 'very good' lightfastness rating. The colour index is indicated on the packaging for your information.
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