|The Napoleon, set up with 12 half pans|
I wrote about the Whiskey palette - my favourite half pan metal palette - along with many of my other palettes in 2016. I also showed a couple of variations on my website here. This is an interesting range to show further, and I'm delighted to have been sent a few new versions to include here.
The first is the smallest - The Napoleon - the classic 8 or 12-colour version, in a stunning vermilion, set up with the 12 half pans. These 3 x 4" metal palettes are available in matt or gloss black, matt white (snow) or vermillion red. It can be set up as an 8-colour palette with storage if the middle 4 half pans are not inserted.
The two mixing areas are nice and deep and there is a thumb ring on the bottom. They also come with a protective pouch.
The two placement arms lock the half pans in place.
There are also collapsible water containers harking back to the original secret whiskey painters society, who's members painted miniature watercolours with shot glasses of whiskey since water was scarce. I haven't had a play with these but they look very cute!
There are many larger palettes available, some holding half pans, others with room for full pans, some that hold tubes. The largest is the Multi Palette that has a flexible layout and comes with 48 stainless steel extra large steel pans. They cost a bit more than plastic palettes and are a little heavier, but they are thoughtfully designed and a great option for those trying to avoid plastics.
Hey, Whiskey Palettes are one of my favorite palettes. I had been looking detail for these for many months Finally i got it today. My search ends here. Thank you for sharing this helpful post.ReplyDelete
Hi Jane, I recently bought a Fome watercolor box (16 half pans version) and I’d like to know if you have yhe same problems with the pans moving in the top and bottom compartments. If so, do you stick them to solve the problem? Thanks in advance for your reply!ReplyDelete
I used this box with water container, which swollen and the case didn’t close anymore:( I’d recommend not to store water there for a long time and be carefulReplyDelete
This is a great article about the Whiskey Painter palettes. I have one of these and enjoyed it until I decided to find a similar sized palette that would allow me to carry 12 full size pans and 4 half pans (the 15 from your Ultimate Mixing Palette and a convenience green). I tweaked the colors a bit. I removed Jane's Grey (since I can mix it so readily), changed Ultramarine to French Ultramarine (Schmincke), and added Undersea Green and Perylene Green. I mix my own sap green (Liz Steel's mix of Schmincke French Ultramarine and DS Hansa Yellow Medium). I still use Jane's Grey in my studio palette.ReplyDelete
The story behind the Whiskey Painters is awesome! What a great group of artists. I hope you manage to enjoy their gallery of art when they have a show. Amazing tiny works of art.