DANIEL SMITH Hand Poured Watercolor Half Pan Sets: Now Available!
Our NEW DANIEL SMITH Hand Poured Watercolor Half Pan Sets are now arriving at your favorite art stores and we are so excited to have made these for you!
We have, with wonderful color suggestions from artists, created Six DANIEL SMITH Hand Poured Watercolor Half Pan Sets:
1 – Colors of Inspiration Set, 6 colors
2 – Floral – Cottage Gardens to Botanicals Set, 6 colors
3 – Blues – Serene to Dramatic Set, 6 colors
4 – Earth – Desert to Mountains Set, 6 colors
5 – Sketcher Set, 6 colors
6 – Ultimate Mixing Set, 15 colors
It’s all about COLOR and giving You an exciting painting experience with these special collections of DANIEL SMITH Color! Paint, mix, play with color and discover new color combinations that will inspire you!
You can fill the empty half pans with your other DANIEL SMITH Watercolors (be sure to label the pan) and store them in the BONUS travel case too!
Following in the DANIEL SMITH Tradition of manufacturing the finest, handcrafted paints and products, our pans are HAND POURED. Hand Pouring pans is incredibly labor intensive and offers the purest form of professional watercolor half pans. It takes 3 to 4 pours over a period of several months of drying to produce each half pan of DANIEL SMITH Watercolor.
Colors of Inspiration Hand Poured Watercolor Half Pan Set. Artists are excited by color and find themselves inspired by new, juicy colors which is exactly what our Colors of Inspiration Half Pan Set is designed to do!
These six unusual colors, found only in DANIEL SMITH Watercolors, are gorgeous colors on their own, as mixers with one another, and mixed with the other colors on your palette. These colors have become favorites of many artists because they are unique colors, and add a touch of wonderful color to their paintings.
Floral – Cottage Gardens to Botanicals Hand Poured Watercolor Half Pan Set. Bright and colorful is how most people would describe flowers and our Floral – Cottage Gardens to Botanicals Half Pan Set embraces that description!
These vivid colors were selected by artists for their wide mixing range to capture the floral world both naturalistic and fanciful. The set includes two unusual granulating greens, Cascade Green and Green Apatite Genuine, both unique to DANIEL SMITH, which add fabulous texture for framing flowers with foliage beyond a basic mix of yellow and blue. These six colors are just the start of your creative journey as you mix these with your other palette colors!
Blues – Serene to Dramatic Hand Poured Watercolor Half Pan Set has 4 unique* DANIEL SMITH colors plus, 2 true blues for seas and skies. These colors help create a huge, expressive range of blues from calm water and boundless skies, to active and stormy ones!
“A color associated with tranquility and eternity, mood, and wellbeing. It’s all around us. While being one of the three primary colors, blue comes in a multitude of shades, each one with it’s own unique personality and characteristics. It can be mixed to create nearly any color your mind can dream up. At one point in Europe’s history, only the very rich were able to enjoy the luxury of blue paint. In my estimation, you can never have too many different blues! The word is ripe with possibilities and conjures up a multitude of images.” -Julie Ann Karlsson
Earth – Desert to Mountains Hand Poured Watercolor Half Pan Set has 3 unique* DANIEL SMITH colors plus 3 steadfast, earthy colors to take you from desert landscapes to rugged mountains, and even picturesque urban landscapes of stone, stucco, adobe and tile!
“Pigments that are warm and textured like the earth. The first thing I thought when I saw this set was textures of weathered buildings, streets paved in stone, terracotta rooftops and sun bleached doorways…beautiful cities built of stone and earth. It also brought to mind vast arid landscapes of dunes, rocky cliffs and deep gorges.
While the set is not intended to be a standalone palette (no blues) these paints were selected for their mixing ability and unique visual qualities, and are a great way to expand your color collection.” -Brenda Swenson
Sketcher Hand Poured Watercolor Half Pan Set has 1 unique* DANIEL SMITH color plus 5 faithful colors, all easily carried for chronicling the places you encounter, and capturing them as illustrated memories. Where will these colors take you?
“This Sketcher set contains a primary triad for mixing bright colours and an earth triad which makes the creation of browns and muted colours quicker and easier. Limiting your palette to only six colours helps you master colour mixing and also allows for expansion down the road to suit your own colour preferences and favorite subjects” -Liz Steel.
Ultimate Mixing Hand Poured Watercolor Half Pan Set has 4 unique* DANIEL SMITH colors, including our NEW Jane’s Grey, plus 11 more colors for a complete mixing set. The challenging process of selecting a useful, versatile range of paints has been done!
“Whether the aim is to paint botanicals, landscapes, urban scenes, animals, portraits – or any other subject – this set of fifteen colours will enable you to mix all the colours that you need. The fifteen colours used in this palette showcase the many characteristics of watercolour; some are transparent, some are opaque, some semi-transparent, some staining and some granulating. Some have two or even three of these characteristics. They are also largely single pigment colours, and they are carefully chosen to intermix, creating a world of colors. Importantly, they are all reliable pigments with a lightfast rating of I or II for watercolour.” – Jane Blundell.
We are excited that artists Jane Blundell, Lis Steel, Brenda Swenson, Julie Ann Karlsson and others, will be writing articles about their favorite DANIEL SMITH Hand Poured Watercolor Half Pan Sets, and showing how they are inspired by the colors! Watch for these new articles in the upcoming months!
We know you will enjoy painting with our DANIEL SMITH Hand Poured Watercolor Half Pan Sets, and you can now find them at your favorite Art Supply Store!
Colors of Inspiration Set article: coming soon!
Floral: Cottage Gardens to Botanicals Set article: coming soon!
Blues: Serene to Dramatic Set article:
– Julie Ann Karlsson – Blues Set – Get the Blues!
Earth: Desert to Mountains Set article:
– Brenda Swenson – Earth Set
Sketcher Set article:
– Liz Steel – Sketcher Set
Ultimate Mixing Set article:
– Jane Blundell – Ultimate Mixing Set – Jane Talks Color