Before I went away on holiday I ordered a little sample set of Peerless Watercolors from OliveMeArtsie on Etsy. My mini palette arrived while I was away so of course I’ve been itching to try it out since I got back, and finally had some time this morning.
I did a sheet of test swatches to get a better idea of the colours.
Oh they’re lovely, aren’t they? Let’s have a look at the palette and the swatches in the same light, you can see how dark and full of pigment the palette is.
The range of colours is good, and the pigment is nice and strong so a little will go a long way. I’m hugely impressed at the portability of this medium, and the possibility of making my sketch kit even smaller (I do like to downsize), but alas this travel palette as supplied is just a wee bit too big.
Ideally I’d like it to fit into the little pocket at the back of my sketchbook, so it would need to be quite a bit smaller (as pictured below), which would mean it’d be a little thicker I suppose (as it would run to more than two sides), but definitely something to consider.
A friend of mine is over in the US at the moment so she’s going to see if she can get me some full sets of Peerless Watercolor that I can play with and cut down to make my own custom palettes, but if she has no luck finding them I think I’ll see if OliveMeArtsie can oblige.