The High Desert Palette, a set of 13 colors of handmade watercolor paint in a new tin

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The High Desert Palette is a set of 13 colors of handmade watercolor paint for the high desert dreamer. While consisting mainly of mineral colors for their gorgeous natural variation, this palette also includes Desert Star (a synthetic/ethical color shifting mica) and Shooting Star (a synthetic/ethical copper mica) for some sparkle and shine. All colors are non-toxic. Each pan has a magnet on the bottom to allow the pans to be rearranged as the artist prefers. All except the micas are in plastic half pans while the micas are in round mini caps.

The colors included in this particular set are:

Desert Rose
Pink Pipestone
Burnt Orange
Amber Ocher
Gold Ocher
Blue Ridge Yellow Ocher
Maya Blue
Violet Hematite
Titanium Buff
Gray Ocher
Shooting Star
Desert Star

Each palette comes in a new, silver tin that measures 3.5" x 2.25 x .75" with an original sticker on the lid. The hinged lid closes easily and securely, and could be used as a mixing surface.

Ruby Mountain Paint Company specializes in micro-batch, artisanal watercolors using pigments sourced from around the world. Our paints are always non-toxic, 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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Reviews (2)


Gorgeous! This palette is perfect for someone like me who has a difficult time engaging with oranges & browns; each color is beautiful on its own and they mix together to make gorgeous landscapes. I tried this set while urban sketching, and it brings buildings to life. Thank-you!

The colors are beautiful. Love the earth tones of these new sets

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