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Daniel Smith Blues set of 6 half pans


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Hand poured, finest quality half pan paints presented in a travel case and including 9 empty holders for you to add your own palette.

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This is a unique concept in watercolour travel sets. Daniel Smith not only provide you with a set of core colours but you can also add your own preferred palette colours from Daniel Smith tubes simply by squeezing out some colour and allowing it to dry. This represents a huge saving from having to purchase colours that you already have in half pans as well.

Following in the Daniel Smith tradition of manufacturing the finest handcrafted paints and products, these half pans are hand poured. In order that the paint is even throughout up to 4 pourings are needed per colour with drying times of days to weeks in between. This is why the pans do not appear exactly even - as compared with lesser paints that are machine poured - and why they are not the cheapest due to the labour intensive production method. Daniel Smith pans are, however, the finest quality and offer a pure form of pigment plus reliability and predictability in use. 

Some Daniel Smith watercolour colours that are usually only available in 15ml tubes have been made into half pans allowing you to try the colours, some of which are high series numbers and usually more expensive, at a lower cost.

  • Hand crafted
  • Proudly made in Seattle
  • Professional artists' quality
  • re-wets quickly and easily
  • Daniel Smith uses the exact same formula for both tube and hand poured pan colours
  • Portable and easy to use. Perfect for travel, plein air. urban, sketching and exploring unique colour combinations.

This set contains:

  • Sodalite genuine
  • Sleeping beauty turquoise genuine
  • Lunar blue
  • Indigo
  • Cerulean blue
  • Paynes blue grey

All colours are made with the highest pigment load possible, hand poured and dried to specific water retention levels.

You may notice that some colours may have pulled slightly away from the side or corners or may have a roundness to them - this is normal for Daniel Smith hand poured half pans.

Please be assured that every Daniel Smith watercolour half pan has undergone multiple rigorous quality control inspections and only passes if it meets strict standards for both volume and density regardless of its final shape.