* Please note that this is a pre-order listing and the estimated delivery time will be within 1-3 business weeks. Each palette will be handcrafted to order.
:: Nisene Wildflower ::
While walking through the forest in Nisene Marks State Park, tall second and third growth sequoia trees tower over clearwater streams, and wildflowers can be glimpsed tucked into the ferns and wood sorrel like soft painted jewels. The inspiration for this collection can be found in the bright and delicate flowering plants that unfurl in bold colors among the earthy trees and leaves. Distilled by nature into earth pigments and handcrafted into watercolors for you to enjoy.
The Nisene Wildflower Earth mineral palette consists of 6 half size pans of artist-grade, lightfast watercolors in a portable reusable metal tin. These mineral watercolor paints have a naturally beautiful granulation and can be layered from thick to thin. 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.
Top row // from left to right
Forest Rose, Andeer Green, Delphinium Blue
Bottom row // from left to right
Viridian Green, Sequoia, Wood Violet
*** 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 like waterlilies. 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.
+ Each curated palette is sent 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.
* subject to availability. please allow around 1-3 business weeks (not including holidays or weekends) for this item to ship.