Because it also serves as a terrific travel mini-palette. Fill the tiny circle trays with tube color of your choice and you have a travel set that fits in the palm of your hand.
Due to the nature of this product, the images on the cover of the palette vary. Those shown here are to suggest the style of the images only.
Love this lightweight kit for travel! Review by Cathy Johnson
It is very inexpensive, meant as a charm, for children. Student/kid grade paints in it, obviously, which I replaced with my own pigments. I have one for watercolor and one for gouache that James Nutt gave me...and that was almost all I used for a 5 day trip to Charleston. Amazing! (Posted on 9/16/2015)
Perfect pocket tin for artists! Review by Robert
I got two of these for stocking stuffers for my grand kids and had to get one for myself. Wow. The keychain set was perfect after I popped out the fugitive kid colors replacing them with 8 Daniel Smith watercolors. It's not hard to come up with an 8 color field palette! Put this and a small water brush in your pocket and you can use it anywhere!
i keep a pocket watercolor Moleskine, a Pigma Micron pen, this set and a Niji waterbrush on me any time I go out. The small mixing area is enough for simple mixtures and I tend to get unified colors by just adding to the same two mixes to tilt them warmer or cooler, toward whichever color.
For a good 8 color palette check out the "Watercolor Secrets" DVDs and ebook by Bob Davies. Ultramarine Blue, Light Red, Raw Sienna, Paynes Grey, Pthalo Blue (Green Shade), Lemon Yellow, Permanent Rose, Burnt Umber. That's a versatile palette and it's used in every one of his projects, all colors are Winsor & Newton either Cotman or Professional.
I use a different 8 color palette, Hansa Yellow, New Gamboge, Pyrrol Scarlet, Quinacridone Rose, Paynes Grey, Ultramarine Blue, Pthalo Blue GS, Quinacridone Gold. I didn't use a brown because I mix browns with any triad primaries and they come out nice in the palette mud. I love the Quinacridone Gold so much I might have left out the New Gamboge and just used it as the warm yellow, that would've let me put in Burnt Sienna as a default skin tone base for field sketching. So I might change that sometime.
Or just pick up a few more of these and load them with alternative palettes! Primaries, secondaries, Burnt Sienna and Paynes Grey would work too! (Posted on 4/9/2015)
Cool/Dumb Review by Painter
This is so adorable but, it isn't the best paint. I would recommend this to beginers. (Posted on 6/9/2014)