DANIEL SMITH 12 Color HAND POURED Watercolor Half Pan Set in a Metal Box

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12 Color HAND POURED Watercolor Half Pan Set in a Metal Box is filled with beautiful DANIEL SMITH Watercolors.  The set includes split (cool & warm) primary colors, a gorgeous secondary green, and 4 earth colors all in a convenient, sturdy Metal Box ready for the studio, coffee shop and on-the-go trips anywhere!  As a BONUS, there are 12 empty half pans ready for filling with your favorite DANIEL SMITH Watercolors to customize your Metal Box.

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The sturdy, black Metal Box has the popular DANIEL SMITH logo in white on the top left side.  

Inside are 12 DANIEL SMITH Watercolors Hand Poured into half pans which are removable and refillable, and the BONUS 12 empty half pans ready for filling with your favorite watercolors.

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Opened DANIEL SMITH 12 Color HAND POURED Watercolor Half Pan Set in a Metal Box

Opening the Metal Box reveals 4 large paint mixing wells in the lid, the fold out section has 8 smaller wells.  The middle half pan holder section is removable and beneath it are 7 more mixing wells for a total of 19. The inside is painted with a white enamel for easy clean up with a soft cloth or paper towel. There is space between the 2 rows of half pans to keep a small brush (brush not included).  For convenient painting, there is a finger ring underneath that allows for securing the Metal Box to the palm of your hand while painting so you don’t have to grip the Metal Box.

Included with the set is a waterproof acetate map of the colors, their properties and location in the box.

Photo of the acetate map of the colors included with the DANIEL SMITH 12 Color HAND POURED Watercolor Half Pan Set
Acetate map of the colors included with the DANIEL SMITH 12 Color HAND POURED Watercolor Half Pan Set.

The 12 DANIEL SMITH Extra Fine Watercolors in the set are

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Side by side paint out of the colors included with the DANIEL SMITH 12 Color HAND POURED Watercolor Half Pan Set.

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 but offers the purest form of professional watercolor half pans. 

  • DANIEL SMITH uses the exact same formula for both tube and hand poured pan colors!
  • Rewets quickly and easily! A major benefit of painting with DANIEL SMITH pans is there is NO need to spray the color with water before use, simply touch the color with a damp brush and begin painting.
  • Professional Artist Quality
  • Finest pigments
  • Highest pigment load
  • Consistency of color 
  • Exceptional lightfast pigments
  • Portable and easy to use. Perfect for travel, plein air, urban sketching & unique color combinations.
Photo of the Color mixing chart of the colors included with the DANIEL SMITH 12 Color HAND POURED Watercolor Half Pan Set
Color mixing chart of the colors included with the DANIEL SMITH 12 Color HAND POURED Watercolor Half Pan Set.

Buff Titanium

Spatter or drop a brushload of Buff Titanium into a moist wash and enjoy the pigment displacement, it is especially effective used that way to make clouds in the sky. Unique to DANIEL SMITH, Buff Titanium resembles the ecru shades of sand and antique lace and simulates the porous texture of an eggshell. It is a most welcome neutral, with its’ semi-transparent to opaque, non-staining properties. Pre-mix Buff Titanium with Quinacridone Rose or Perinone Orange for subtle hues and matte surfaces ideal for the velvety petals of your favorite flowers. Mix with Indigo or Van Dyke Brown to create slate-colored shadows and soft feathers. Glaze a dried landscape with a misty, atmospheric mood.

  • Pigment: PW 6:1 | Series: 1
  • Lightfastness: I – Excellent
  • Transparency: Semi-Transparent
  • Staining: 1-Non-Staining
  • Granulation: Granulating

Hansa Yellow Light

Cleaner, more transparent and brighter in chroma than Cadmium Yellow Light, this is a high-tinting, organic pigment. Hansa Yellow is considered the ‘perfect yellow’, offering more control when mixing. Painters admire the purity of this primary pigment and ability to adjust its temperature while avoiding a gray from a hidden complement. Think of a yellow pepper.

  • Pigment: PY 3 | Series: 1
  • Lightfastness: II – Very Good
  • Transparency: Semi-Transparent
  • Staining: 2-Low Staining
  • Granulation: Non-Granulating

Hansa Yellow Medium

Hansa Yellow Medium is a high-tinting, organic pigment. Considered the ‘perfect yellow’, Hansa Yellow Medium offers more control when mixing. Painters admire the purity of this primary pigment and adjust its temperature while avoiding a gray from a hidden complement. Think of a yellow pepper.

  • Pigment: PY 97 | Series: 2
  • Lightfastness: I – Excellent
  • Transparency: Semi-Transparent
  • Staining: 2-Low Staining
  • Granulation: Non-Granulating

Hansa Yellow Deep

Kissed with a touch of orange, this is a pure chroma color with high-tinting, organic pigments. Hansa Yellow Deep is considered the ‘perfect yellow’, a fact which offers more control when mixing. Painters can admire the purity of this primary pigment and adjust its temperature while avoiding a gray from a hidden complement. Think of a yellow pepper.

  • Pigment: PY 65 | Series: 1
  • Lightfastness: I – Excellent
  • Transparency: Semi-Transparent
  • Staining: 2-Low Staining
  • Granulation: Non-Granulating

Pyrrol Scarlet

Permanent, semi-transparent to semi-opaque and medium staining, this fire engine red is cleaner than Cadmium or Permanent Red. It is a modern synthetic-organic pigment. While close in value to its Perylene cousin, it disperses more evenly and is less granular.

  • Pigment: PR 255 | Series: 3
  • Lightfastness: I – Excellent
  • Transparency: Semi-Transparent
  • Staining: 3-Medium Staining
  • Granulation: Non-Granulating

Quinacridone Rose

Quinacridone Rose, with its red-violet color, lends itself to fabulous purples. Try with Indigo for deep dusty purples, or Indanthrone Blue for rich, clear purples. Quinacridone Rose can be mixed with Quinacridone Sienna or Burnt Orange in dilute wash states to create fleshtones or convincing sunsets. Highly durable and extremely transparent, all the DANIEL SMITH Quinacridone colors excel in vivid clarity and intensity.

  • Pigment: PV 19 | Series: 2
  • Lightfastness: I – Excellent
  • Transparency: Transparent
  • Staining: 3-Medium Staining
  • Granulation: Non-Granulating

Cerulean Blue, Chromium

Beautiful on its own, and especially so when mixed with a transparent pigment, this sky blue inorganic pigment is granular and medium-light in value. Highly permanent and extremely low-staining, Cerulean Blue creates exciting granulation and settling washes. A drop of Cerulean Blue into a damp wash such as Burnt Sienna creates a halo effect around the more dense Cerulean. This is especially effective when Quinacridone Gold or Quinacridone Burnt Orange are used in the moist underpainting. This technique is great for rendering lichen and Spanish Moss. Add Buff Titanium, Undersea Green and touches of Lunar Black – each a DANIEL SMITH exclusive – and the creative fun truly begins! For a misty landscape or that dusky quality on eggplant, grapes and plums, think Cerulean as a mixer.

  • Pigment: PB 36 | Series: 2
  • Lightfastness: I – Excellent
  • Transparency: Semi-Transparent
  • Staining: 2-Low Staining
  • Granulation: Granulating

Ultramarine Blue

Ultramarine Blue plots cooler and bluer than the more saturated French Ultramarine. Temperature aside, both blues have equal permanence, lightfastness and transparency. Ultramarine Blue is slightly less granular in concentrated washes. For less saturation, sedimentation and cost, use Ultramarine Blue straight, for vibrant crayon-like color or mixed with a cool red for dark, effective neutrals.

  • Pigment: PB 29 | Series: 1
  • Lightfastness: I – Excellent
  • Transparency: Transparent
  • Staining: 3-Medium Staining
  • Granulation: Granulating

Sap Green

DANIEL SMITH’s Sap Green is wonderful – the hue we love with the permanency we need. This non-fugitive formulation creates deep forest shadow-green mixed with French Ultramarine and mossy golden-greens and green-browns when mixed with Burnt Sienna or Quinacridone Sienna or Burnt Orange. Sap Green mixes well with most pigments and leaves a stained residue when lifted. In the French Ultramarine or Quinacridone mixtures mentioned above, squeegee or knife areas to reveal the Sap Green stain and to create blades of spring-shiny grasses within deeper or mossy passages.

  • Pigment: PO 48, PY 150, PG 7 | Series: 2
  • Lightfastness: I – Excellent
  • Transparency: Transparent
  • Staining: 3-Medium Staining
  • Granulation: Granulating

Yellow Ochre

Our Yellow Ochre works especially well with other transparent pigments. Try mixing transparent, medium-tinting Yellow Ochre with equally transparent, medium-tinting Viridian. Somewhat neutral, Yellow Ochre reacts beautifully with Cerulean Blue when spattered into the damp paint. While traditionally Yellow Ochres tend to be opaque or whitened in other brands, our DANIEL SMITH Yellow Ochre is transparent, a property beloved by watercolorists!

  • Pigment: PY 43 | Series: 1
  • Lightfastness: I – Excellent
  • Transparency: Transparent
  • Staining: 1-Non-Staining
  • Granulation: Granulating

Burnt Sienna

This transparent to semi-transparent, rich earth pigment is a traditional palette staple for many landscape painters. Our Burnt Sienna combines with other hues without a loss of intensity or transparency. Subsequent layers (or glazes) do not sully or stain the other pigments these glazes contact.

  • Pigment: PBr 7 | Series: 1
  • Lightfastness: I – Excellent
  • Transparency: Semi-Transparent
  • Staining: 1-Non-Staining
  • Granulation: Granulating

Raw Umber

This familiar rich dark brown earth pigment is semi-transparent with medium tinting strength. An extremely permanent inorganic color, it mixes well with sedimentary Cobalt Blue or Cobalt Violet for granular middle-value grays that evoke mood, lend depth of field and create form or spaces.

  • Pigment: PBr 7 | Series: 1
  • Lightfastness: I – Excellent
  • Transparency: Semi-Transparent
  • Staining: 2-Low Staining
  • Granulation: Granulating

The DANIEL SMITH 12 Color HAND POURED Watercolor Half Pan Set in a Metal Box with BONUS 12 FREE EMPTY HALF PANS will soon become your favorite, go to palette!

Total pieces: 1 Metal Box, 12 Filled Half Pans & BONUS 12 empty Half Pans.

  • SKU: 285650107
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Photo of DANIEL SMITH 12 Color HAND POURED Watercolor Half Pan Set shown with *color mixing chart, *side by side paint out of the colors from the Set and a *brush. (*Items not included)
DANIEL SMITH 12 Color HAND POURED Watercolor Half Pan Set shown with *color mixing chart, *side by side paint out of the colors from the Set and a *brush. (*Items not included)