Inspired by Pieter Bruegel's "Winter Landscape with a Bird Trap" 1565. (Original painting hangs in the Musées Royoux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels. 37 x 55.5 cm oil on wood).
One of my favorite painters from the 1500's was Pieter Bruegel. For the time period he lived, he was a humorous painter. His work was largely neglected until the twentieth century. Mostly because he was not considered a classical painter. Now some view his work as modern art for the 16th century. I just love his tiny people and characters he paints. If you have never seen an original Bruegel, I highly recommend it.
We put together this little color handmade watercolor paint palette from "Winter Landscape with a Bird Trap". Each color is in a half pan with small magnet attached. All nine colors fit nicely in a tin with a white side for mixing your paint. Comes with a free water brush. Perfect for throwing in your backpack, back pocket or purse and painting anywhere you like.
9 handmade paints included in this kit are:
Road Runner Burnt Umber
Falcon Red Ochre
Cardinal Med Red Crimson
Sandgrouse lt. Yellow Ochre
Babbler Charron Blue
Bufflehead Buff Titanium
Crane White Titanium
Heron Gray Ochre
These paints are made from pure raw pigment and mulled with a binder ( or adhesive liquid) on a glass slab. Then to finish off the grinding we use a mill for each color to break the pigment down even further to achieve a beautiful buttery texture for each color. Each color has its own recipe and has been meticulously made many, many times.
To prepare our vehicle for each pigment (entire liquid content of paint system), we use natural clove oil and in some pigments vegetable glycerin to enhance the binder and performance of our paint. We do not use fillers, brighteners or dryers in our pigments because we want each color to be as pure as possible. We also use the highest qualities of pigments, binder, honey and natural preservative.
Each well of color takes several weeks from start to finish to complete. We allow the color to dry multiple times to shrink and then refill so that you get the most amount of color for your dollar. Since these are made by hand, no two will look alike or "perfect". It is normal for some cracking to appear.
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