Beautiful, handmade mini watercolor paint palette sets. Perfect for plein air painting, just add water!
Making Colour with Conscience
"We manufacture and ship all our colours from our family workshops in M’Chigeeng First Nation on beautiful Manitoulin Island in Lake Huron one of the five Great Lakes in Ontario, Canada!"
These palettes are made from offcuts from a sustainable Indigenous Forestry Operation on Mantoulin Island, Canada. Each piece is carefully selected for character and strength. Hand cut and sanded palettes made from reclaimed birch with bark still on, filled with just pigment and binder, so saturated the personality of the pigment really shows through.
Wooden blocks to hold paintstones are also made from reclaimed white cedar, live edge red pine, and Balm of Gilead.
Or choose colours in an abalone shell, with a #4 travel brush and a waxed cloth wrapper! These shells can be used as a palette and carrier. They symbolize a great star that appeared in the sky to guide the Anishinaabe people in their great migrations, prior to European contact. The shell is commonly used to hold a ‘smudge’. A bit of white sage and other plants burned in the shell and their smoke would dispel negative energy, and carry prayers to the creator.
Comes wrapped up in a paper tape label, with a paper inside about Beam Paints ready to go for gifting!
"Tisgeh'dah" - lets colour it in Ojibwe!