:: Hesperides ::
Delicate and serene soft shimmers radiate with warmth in a palette of handcrafted watercolors inspired by the golden light of sunset, the adularescence of Moonstone, and glittering sparkles of light embedded in the sand. Adularescence is the light that appears to billow across a gem, while painting with these elegant hues, the same effect can be observed as they will add a luminosity and glow to your creations.
‘Hesperides’ palette watercolors swatched from the top row left:
Top row // from left to right
Maia, Electra, Taygeta
Bottom row // from left to right
Asterope, Halcyone, Celaeno
** Please note that these shimmery watercolors are light, and translucent in hue. Handpoured from natural earth minerals, many have a texture like wet sand. They can be used as an overlay for a soft glow layered on top of other watercolors, or brushed on their own for a wispy ethereal effect. If you seek strong, vibrant, and saturated paints, please choose from our earth mineral or ‘Celestial Lights’ shimmers which are more intense.
Each ‘Hesperides’ 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.
*** Please choose carefully, our gemstone watercolor paints are accessible to all to purchase and paint with, however, these paints act decidedly different than factory or synthetic watercolors. Because these paints are handcrafted from natural earth minerals and crystals they have a consistency like wet sand and do not disperse or soak into the paper as conventional watercolors do, but rather they hover more gracefully on the surface. We suggest that you add water in a gentle balance being careful to not drown these gemstone paints while working with them and to build up the colors in layers for a deeper saturation of color. There are no refunds or exchanges for this item.
** subject to availability.