The High Desert Six, a handmade watercolor palette in a new tin

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With mineral colors inspired by the colors of the late summer and early fall, this unique set of colors evokes high mesas, prickly pear cacti and deep blue skies. These colors are wonderful for plein air painting or nature journaling. Each of these colors are lightfast and mix well together. Please see my notes at the bottom about the toxicity of Blue Verditer.

Each hand-filled pan has a magnet on the bottom to allow you to rearrange the colors as you prefer. The colors included in this particular set are:

Desert Rose
Burnt Orange
Mars Yellow
Blue Verditer*
Violet Hematite

*Blue Verditer is an artificial copper pigment used since the 17th century. Copper carbonate is classified as hazardous and care should taken to not injest this color (and all colors, really), and avoid getting it excessively on skin or in eyes. If you are painting outside, do not dump your paint water into lakes, rivers or the ground. Bring a container and pack it out with you.

Each new little tin measures 2.25" x 1.75" x .5". The hinged lid makes a nice mixing surface and closes securely.

Ruby Mountain Paint Company specializes in micro-batch, artisanal watercolors using pigments sourced from around the world. Our paints are lovingly hand poured into whole pans, half pans, or bottle caps. We make high quality paint and art supplies for all types of artists. Each color is made from pure, artist-grade pigments and our own all natural binder formula, which includes gum arabic, local honey, and a time-honored, clove oil preservative. Each pigment is mulled by hand until it is the proper, luscious consistency. Each pan is poured once, slowly cured, then topped off so that the pans are as full as possible. Your order is packaged mindfully, using eco-friendly packaging and shipped to you from our studio in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

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