Paintstones from Beam

Handmade ethically sourced watercolor paints

Paints are the highest quality artist grade watercolors and one paint stone is extremely pigmented with paint equivalent to a half pan.

About Beam Paint Stones from the creator:

Paintstones are lightfast pigments, tree sap, and gum Arabic.  When I make paint I think about my Dad a lot, he taught me when I was really small to identify hematite and look for paintstones. He kept them in his art bag in a little cloth wrapper, and when he needed paint he brought them out and prepared his paint for ceramic bowls, drums, or rocks. I really wanted something of my paint making practice to share the tactile joy of the physicality of paint, and this is it! 

Handmade Watercolor paints. Plastic Free Paints, Lightfast pigments, wildflower honey handmade watercolour paints, 100% indigenous family entrepreneurship  Beam Paints is the result of a multi-generational love of pigment, paint, colour, and innovation. I was raised by my artist parents, Carl Beam and Ann Beam, and was taught from a young age how to harvest hematite pigment in the LaCloche mountain range near our home in M'Chigeeng First Nation on Manitoulin Island. Beam Paints draws on my early educations in Indigenous pigment and expands it to encompass all paint traditions. A focus on high quality pigment content creates sublime artist materials, with plastic free packaging. Lightfast pigments, tree sap, gum arabic, and Manitoulin honey, blend together to create a handmade saturated colour that is a joy to paint with. From thick stripes to fine washes and details, quality is evident in every stroke. Our watercolours are shaped into paintstones, our version of a half-pan, before being wrapped in beeswaxed canvas. 

Each palette includes 3 different paint stones

They come wrapped in a bees wax coated cloth wrapper that will provide a protective cover, washes clean with water or gentle soap and water, and is reusable/re-sealable.

Paints are handmade by Beam Paints

(bees wax wrappings for these hand curated palettes are sourced locally in Maui)

Current Stock:
3.00 (in)
4.00 (in)
1.00 (in)

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