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Producing handmade brass watercolour palettes.

 

All of my watercolour boxes are hand-made out of brass, including the hinge pins. There are currently six colour options, Honeysuckle, Cirrus Blue, Dark Blue, Satin Black, Dark Green, Deep Maroon or for a small fee of £12, you can pick your own from this chart. Travel Palettes, Robersons and Brush Tubes are available polished/lacquered for an extra fee, please ask for details. Palettes are available with various options, please see below.

Roberson Style Paintbox: 5 7/16" x 3 1/2" x 1 5/16" (139mm x 90mm x 35mm). Also available with extra mixing wells in the side flaps, finger ring or thumb hole. Can be finished in any colour or for a fee of £20, polished/lacquered.
Palette tray: 5 3/16" x 3 1/4" x 7/16" (131mm x 82mm x 10.5mm) with 16 full pans or 12 with the thumb hole option.

FW Studio Palette: 8 1/4" x 5 1/2 x 1" (210mm x 135mm x 25mm). With 3 deep mixing wells in the lid, large fold out removable flat area, 2 rows of 10 fixed full pans and removable mixing tray with a further 3 deep mixing wells. Also available with extra 10 or 20 full pan removable palette trays. That means it's possible to have upto 40 full pans in this box!

Binning Monro Style Palette: 9 1/2" x 4" x 1" (243mm x 104mm x 25mm). Weight 13 1/2 ounces (383grams) or1lb (454g) with flap attached. Removable mixing tray and flap as standard. 16 paint wells. 6 deep mixing wells. You can also specify a 14 full pan tray if you want more colours. Can be made left or right handed, please specify when ordering.

Travel Palette: 2 1/8" x 2 7/8" x 3/5" (54mm x 72mm x 15mm). With a removable 16 pan palette tray and side flaps or hinged front flap (please email me with your choice). All travel palettes are fitted with a finger ring. Available in a polished finish or the colour of your choice. A Travel Palette water bucket is also available, please see the pictures below.

Plein Air Palette: 6 3/4" x 2 3/4" x 15/16" (171mm x 70mm x 23mm). Weight 10 1/2 ounces (241grams). Can be finished in any colour or for a fee of £20, polished/lacquered. Also available with left or right handed finger ring.

Brush Tube: All brass construction. Can be finished in any colour or polished/lacquered. Sizes: 305mm (12") x 50mm (2") or 254mm (10") x 40mm(1 1/2"). These sizes can be adjusted to your requirments.

 

Chrome Green Roberson Paintbox Dark Green 'Roberson Style Paintbox'.

Black Roberson Style Palette

Satin Black 'Roberson Style Palette'

Roberson Style Cream paintbox closed

The Honeysuckle 'Roberson Style Paintbox'.

Opening the outer lid reveals an enamelled mixing surface and colour of the inner lid.

The outside of the flaps are also finished in the chosen colour. Please note there is an option to have further mixing wells in the flaps.

The squared edges around the mixing wells help to remove excess paint from your brush.

Roberson style palette fully open

The fully open paintbox revealing all the enamelled surfaces and removable palette tray. I can make the paintbox like the original Roberson paintbox with a finger/thumb hole and 12 full pans. Otherwise I can provide a finger/thumb ring under the paintbox.

Roberson Style cirrus paintbox The Cirrus coloured paintbox, again with white enamel mixing and palette area's.
Roberson Style finger ring paintbox Finger ring option on a Honeysuckle paintbox
Roberson Style paintbox with flap wells Flap well option.
Roberson Style paintbox with thumb hole Thumb hole option with 12 full pan palette tray. Can also be fitted with 16 full pan palette tray.
Fletcher Watson Red FW Studio Palette. Based on a palette used by James Fletcher Watson. Shown in Deep Maroon.
Fletcher Watson open The FW Studio palette with 20 full pans, removable mixing tray, large flat mixing area and 3 deep mixing wells in the lid. There are a few options for this palette to increase the number of pans.
FW 10 pan tray Optional 10 pan tray for the FW Studio Palette. A 20 pan tray option is also available.
Binning Munro closed The 'Binning Monro Style Palette'. This light weight brass palette only weighs 383grams (with the flap removed), comes as standard with left or right handed thumb hole, removable tray and large flap.
Binning Munro open The 'Binning Monro Style Palette'. Opening reveals the ultimate in classic watercolour palettes, large removable flat mixing area, 6 deep mixing and 16 paint wells, 4 of which are half pan sized, for those rarely used but couldn't be without colours. The tray is also removable for easy cleaning.
Binning Monro Hake Introducing the Binning Monro "Hake". With 15 large and 4 small paint wells. Priced the same as the standard 'Binning Monro Style Palette', please specify which one you would like when ordering.
Travel palette Travel Palettes in the process of being made. These palettes are tiny measuring only 15mm high when closed. A genuine take it anywhere palette that is still practical to use. As with all my palettes, completely hand made.
Travel Palette closed Finished Travel Palettes. All Travel Palettes include a finger ring as standard. Please state if you would rather not have a finger ring.
Travel Palette opened The Travel Palette features removable side flaps. They neatly fit inside the box when closed. The 16 pan removable palette tray is standard.
Travel Palette in hand The Travel Palette can be held using your finger or thumb.
Travel palette with water bucket The Travel Palette. The water bucket slides over the palette using the finger ring rivet to secure it in place. The whole palette fits neatly into your pocket.
Travel palette with water bucket opened The Travel Palette fully assembled with the water bucket attached. The water bucket fastens where the side flap normally locates. The whole palette quickly closes down, all fitting into the water bucket and then your pocket.
Travel palette with front flap

Travel Palette with front flap. Also available with a water bucket. You could also use the little side flaps. Let me know if you would like me to add extra side flaps to your order.

Plein Air Palette

Introducing the 'Plein Air Palette'. As with all my palettes, all brass hand made construction. With 16 half pans, will take either tube or cake colours. A robust palette for everyday use.

Plein Air Palette

 

The 'Plein Air Palette'.

Plein Air Palette

 

Opening the 'Plein Air Palette' reveals the flat mixing flap and three wells in the lid

Brush Tube Box

Brush Tube, all brass construction. can be finished in any colour. Shown here in the Dark Blue 10" option.

Sizes: 305mm (12") x 50mm (2") or 254mm (10") x 40mm(1 1/2"). These sizes can be adjusted to your requirments.