:: Kestrel ::
The Kestrel (also known as the sparrow hawk), is the smallest falcon bird of prey and can be found nesting in our local tree hollows, or perched on fences and wires. Hovering in mid air across open fields they resemble fluttering and floating leaves with their swift beating wings.
A collection of handcrafted watercolors in warm and earthy hues that create a lovely mixing palette of natural colors to encapsulate the landscape, flora, and fauna, of the terrain of Kestrel birds.
‘Kestrel’ palette watercolors swatched from the top row left:
Top row // from left to right
Rose Tea, Blondie, Bee Orchid
Bottom row // from left to right
Nightingale, Plume Moss, Clementine
Delicate watercolor pastel hues can be created with the ‘Kestrel’ paints in soft and serene layers. A versatile palette at full strength these watercolors are rich, vibrant, and deep.
*Please note that the Nightingale shade is unique in that it shifts from being blue-violet when wet, but once dried turns into a rich violet hue.
Each ‘Kestrel’ palette of watercolors will be gift-wrapped and sent to you in a portable reusable metal tin, along with our complimentary signature artisan letterpress as a gift.
Our specialty curated palettes also come with an exclusive Wildthorne hand-letterpressed artisan swatch card that nestles snugly within your watercolor palette ready to be painted by you. Our letterpress cards are crafted one at a time with sustainability and environmental responsibility in mind. The paper is 100% tree-free cotton made locally in the United States as a byproduct of the cotton garment industry. With a soft luxurious and tactile feel to the touch, it is a surface that invites your artistry.
Our lovely mineral watercolor paints have beautiful granulation and can be layered from thick to thin. Artist-grade and lightfast, each pan is hand-poured to exacting traditional recipes and techniques in our studio using the highest quality earth pigments, and natural watercolor binding medium made from distilled water, honey, glycerine, and the sap of acacia trees.
** subject to availability.