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Getting to Know Your Palette

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A colorful demonstration and prompt, and one more winter workshop!  
Sketchbooks with palette sketch and color mix next to a demi palette, tubes of paint, scissors, brush, pencil, clips, and a label maker.

All the supplies you need to get to know your palette.

Dear Art Toolkit,

I am thrilled to announce that we are having a soft opening of our new retail space on Leap Day: Thursday, February 29th! You can visit us in downtown Port Townsend at 1003 Water Street, Wednesday through Saturday, 10am – 4pm, and by appointment.

This new space is four times the size of our first showroom, and we’ve created what we hope is an inviting and inspiring space full of supplies for your creative adventures, from the field to the studio. It’s still a work in progress, so visit, help us celebrate what we’ve built so far, and then come again soon to see how we continue to develop! We’re so excited to be a part of the Port Townsend waterfront and to continue to share with you, our community near and far.

Getting to Know Your Palette Demonstration

Close-up of a standard pan being fileld with yellow paint from a tube.

Fill Your Pans

Pans, filled and unfilled, lay scattered with a strip of labels beneath.  ns PeR CBT GG BT NT HYM QR Cob

Label Your Pans

A hand holds a swatch card in focus in the foreground with a matching palette in the background.

Make a Swatch Card

We’re excited to share our latest video and blog post, “Getting to Know Your Palette,” where I demonstrate how to move into a new palette or re-familiarize yourself with an old one! From filling your pans with paint to labeling them in shorthand, we hope to inspire you to play with and explore your palettes in new ways.

A person swirls paint around a mini pan with a toothpick.
Two hands hold up a partially-filled demi palette with some pans upside-down revealing labeled, abreviated paint names.

Try writing HYM instead of Hansa Yellow Medium to save space!

Demo Demi Palette

For this demonstration, we built a special Demi Palette, filled with nine watercolors by Daniel Smith.

An open demi palette with respective swatch card on its lid.

Mini Pans
Raw Sienna, Perelyne Red, Cobalt Teal Blue, Green Gold, Buff Titanium, Neutral Tint

Standard Pans
Hansa Yellow Medium, Quinacridone Rose, Cobalt Blue

Build Your Own Palette

Did you know that we sell Empty Palettes in our shop, available in three sizes? Build the palette to suit your needs and style by selecting mixing and paint pan packs. As an example, here are all the supplies you need to create our silver demo Demi Palette from the “Getting to Know Your Palette” demonstration.

An open, empty silver Demi Palette.

Empty silver Demi Palette.

A pile of ten empty Mini Pans.

A pack of Mini Pans.

A pile of eight empty Standard Pans.

A pack of Standard Pans.

Demi Palettes, Mini Pans, and Standard Pans are on our Watercolor Palettes & Pans page along with many other options to explore! Have fun with all the possibilities!

Winter Workshop Series

Our Winter Workshop Series topics have ranged from reflection of our own creative processes to observing the world around us.

Next month, Nishant Jain a.k.a. “The Sneaky Artist” will close out this workshop series by sharing his method for sketching his iconic tiny people by breaking down the process into actionable steps. Nishant will help you build confidence in drawing people on location and quickly capturing your surroundings, while building an enriching sketchbook habit along the way!

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Whether you prefer a brush pen or a Platinum Desk pen, grab your favorite and get ready to cover the basics of drawing people! Register for Drawing Tiny People with Nishant Jain, and we’ll see you on Saturday, March 23rd. The above image is a zoomed-in section of “Tiny People at the Cafe” by Nishant Jain.

Prompt: Sketch Your Palette!

An open sketchbook shows a sketch of a palette with watercolor mixes and a matching palette set beside the sketches.

Get to know your palette a little better by tracing it in your sketchbook and coloring in the paint pans. Follow along with this week’s demonstration for other suggestions. If you’re inspired to, please share photos of your sketches via this link so we can share them with the rest of the Art Toolkit Community! We love seeing what you create!

As always, we appreciate your support, enthusiasm, and inspiring ideas. Please keep in touch, and we’d love to hear your news! We always enjoy connecting on Instagram and Facebook, too.

Best wishes,

Maria & the Art Toolkit Team

Art Toolkit

1003 Water Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

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A colorful demonstration and prompt, and one more winter workshop!   Sketchbooks with palette sketch and color mix next to a demi palette, tubes of paint, scissors, brush, pencil, clips, and a label maker. ALL THE SUPPLIES YOU NEED TO GET TO KNOW YOUR PALETTE. Art Toolkit ADVENTURE ART SUPPLY Dear Art Toolkit, I am thrilled to announce that we are having a soft opening of our new retail space on Leap Day: Thursday, February 29th! You can visit us in downtown Port Townsend at 1003 Water Street, Wednesday through Saturday, 10am – 4pm, and by appointment. This new space is four times the size of our first showroom, and we’ve created what we hope is an inviting and inspiring space full of supplies for your creative adventures, from the field to the studio. It’s still a work in progress, so visit, help us celebrate what we’ve built so far, and then come again soon to see how we continue to develop! We’re so excited to be a part of the Port Townsend waterfront and to continue to share with you, our community near and far. GETTING TO KNOW YOUR PALETTE DEMONSTRATION Close-up of a standard pan being fileld with yellow paint from a tube. Fill Your Pans Pans, filled and unfilled, lay scattered with a strip of labels beneath. ns PeR CBT GG BT NT HYM QR Cob Label Your Pans A hand holds a swatch card in focus in the foreground with a matching palette in the background. Make a Swatch Card We’re excited to share our latest video and blog post, “Getting to Know Your Palette,” where I demonstrate how to move into a new palette or re-familiarize yourself with an old one! From filling your pans with paint to labeling them in shorthand, we hope to inspire you to play with and explore your palettes in new ways. A person swirls paint around a mini pan with a toothpick. Watch the Demo! Two hands hold up a partially-filled demi palette with some pans upside-down revealing labeled, abreviated paint names. TRY WRITING HYM INSTEAD OF HANSA YELLOW MEDIUM TO SAVE SPACE! DEMO DEMI PALETTE For this demonstration, we built a special Demi Palette, filled with nine watercolors by Daniel Smith. An open demi palette with respective swatch card on its lid. Mini Pans Raw Sienna, Perelyne Red, Cobalt Teal Blue, Green Gold, Buff Titanium, Neutral Tint Standard Pans Hansa Yellow Medium, Quinacridone Rose, Cobalt Blue BUILD YOUR OWN PALETTE Did you know that we sell Empty Palettes in our shop, available in three sizes? Build the palette to suit your needs and style by selecting mixing and paint pan packs. As an example, here are all the supplies you need to create our silver demo Demi Palette from the “Getting to Know Your Palette” demonstration. An open, empty silver Demi Palette. Empty silver Demi Palette. A pile of ten empty Mini Pans. A pack of Mini Pans. A pile of eight empty Standard Pans. A pack of Standard Pans. Demi Palettes, Mini Pans, and Standard Pans are on our Watercolor Palettes & Pans page along with many other options to explore! Have fun with all the possibilities! WINTER WORKSHOP SERIES Our Winter Workshop Series topics have ranged from reflection of our own creative processes to observing the world around us. Next month, Nishant Jain a.k.a. “The Sneaky Artist” will close out this workshop series by sharing his method for sketching his iconic tiny people by breaking down the process into actionable steps. Nishant will help you build confidence in drawing people on location and quickly capturing your surroundings, while building an enriching sketchbook habit along the way! & @ N A i 4 'A‘IIHG EXPLAINS WiTH WHICH cASH! pouv'r Msr RETVRNING WiITH PISHES THEWR ownN MVG PEANVT RVTTER s + ‘1 JAM DONUT CAPPULING " SWEET SCONE CATEHING " Rk ST Whether you prefer a brush pen or a Platinum Desk pen, grab your favorite and get ready to cover the basics of drawing people! Register for Drawing Tiny People with Nishant Jain, and we’ll see you on Saturday, March 23rd. The above image is a zoomed-in section of “Tiny People at the Cafe” by Nishant Jain. PROMPT: SKETCH YOUR PALETTE! An open sketchbook shows a sketch of a palette with watercolor mixes and a matching palette set beside the sketches. Get to know your palette a little better by tracing it in your sketchbook and coloring in the paint pans. Follow along with this week’s demonstration for other suggestions. If you’re inspired to, please share photos of your sketches via this link so we can share them with the rest of the Art Toolkit Community! We love seeing what you create! As always, we appreciate your support, enthusiasm, and inspiring ideas. Please keep in touch, and we’d love to hear your news! We always enjoy connecting on Instagram and Facebook, too. Best wishes, Maria & the Art Toolkit Team instagram youtube facebook ART TOOLKIT 1003 Water Street Port Townsend, WA 98368
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