The Hushwing Collection - Vintage White Tin

$130 + Shipping

This listing is for our Hushwing Collection Palette of handmade, natural earth & modern pigment watercolors in a one of a kind vintage tin. This tin is rectangular with rounded corners and boasts a white finish with a Sucrets logo.

The Hushwing Collection combines all three of our main line palettes, offering all 10 of our handmade watercolors together in one palette.

All of our colonial paints are made using natural earth pigments from the United States. American natural earth pigments contain more opacity than than natural earth pigments from Europe, and are preferred by artists for their powerful tinting strength. 

The Cyprus paints are made using two natural earth pigments originating in Cyprus. Both pigments are increasingly rare and are carefully sourced to be able to bring you these beautiful and historical colors. 

Prussian Blue has been a favorite of artists for centuries, including Picasso, Watteau, and Hokusai. It is often considered the first modern pigment after it’s discovery in 1705. Dye-maker Jacob Diesbach was in pursuit of creating a cochineal red pigment when a chance chemical reaction occurred, creating Prussian Blue. Over time this brilliant blue has been used for more than just a pigment. Prussian Blue was essential to creating the first architectural blueprints and is also used in contemporary medicine as an antidote for heavy metal poisoning. 

+ Specifications

The Hushwing Collection consists of 10 half-size pans of handmade, professional grade watercolor. All pigments receive a permanent lightfastness rating (8, on a scale of 1 to 8) and are non-toxic.

The pigments of the Colonial Palette include:

  • Colonial Yellow Ocher
  • Colonial Raw Sienna
  • Colonial Burnt Sienna
  • Colonial Red
  • Colonial Violet
  • Colonial Raw Umber
  • Colonial Burnt Umber
  • Cyprus Green Earth
  • Cyprus Jarosite
  • Prussian Blue

Each pan is magnetized and packaged in a metal travel tin. All orders are shipped with a handwritten swatch card, reusable hand dyed silk ribbon, and a small sheet of 100% cotton rag handmade paper to test your watercolors with.

+ Pigment Information

Colonial Yellow Ocher

  • Country of Origin: United States, Virginia Blue Ridge
  • Composition: Natural Loam, PY 43
  • Chemical Formula: FeO-OH
  • Lightfastness: Permanent

Colonial Raw Sienna

  • Country of Origin: United States, Virginia Blue Ridge
  • Composition: Natural Loam, PY 43
  • Chemical Formula: Fe203
  • Lightfastness: Permanent

Colonial Burnt Sienna

  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Composition: Natural Loam, PR101
  • Chemical Formula: Fe203
  • Lightfastness: Permanent

Colonial Raw Umber

  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Composition: Natural Loam, PB7
  • Chemical Formula: Fe203
  • Lightfastness: Permanent

Colonial Burnt Umber

  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Composition: Natural Loam, PB7
  • Chemical Formula: Fe203
  • Lightfastness: Permanent

Colonial Red

  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Composition: Natural Iron Oxide, PR102
  • Chemical Formula: Fe203
  • Lightfastness: Permanent

Colonial Violet

  • Country of Origin: United States, Virginia Blue Ridge
  • Composition: Natural Iron Oxide, PR102
  • Chemical Formula: Fe203
  • Lightfastness: Permanent

Cyprus Jarosite

  • Country of Origin: Cyprus
  • Composition: PY 43.77492
  • Lightfastness: 8 (1 is poor, 8 is best)

Cyprus Green Earth

  • Country of Origin: Cyprus
  • Composition: PY 23.77009
  • Lightfastness: 8 (1 is poor, 8 is best)

Prussian Blue

  • Inorganic pigment
  • Composition: PB 27.77510
  • Chemical Formula: C18Fe7N18
  • Lightfastness: 8 (1 is poor, 8 is best)

+ Color Swatches & Charts

Mixing and color charts coming soon.

+ The Process

During production, pigment is mulled by hand on a glass slab with a combination of gum arabic, honey, and food grade preservative. Each pigment has it’s own unique recipe that has been tested over time to ensure the perfect balance of pigment to binder. All pans are hand poured and dried in thin layers which minimizes cracking and prevents air bubbles, ensuring the pan is as full as possible. However, some cracking is normal and will appear depending on the climate and the pigment. Cracking in the pan will not affect the use or the ability of the paint to re-wet.