We have the most beautiful news – our tiny factory is experiencing the arrival of a new human soul on this planet. And we didn’t have to think long to decide to make a baby shower DeepDeepLight way. We wanted to create a palette for little Albert, Daina’s son. We think we all should have our palettes at the moment of birth. It is a metaphor for life on this planet – we come here in a certain place and time and tribe. But what we do with it is our responsibility. We can paint or not paint, we can mix and of course, we have absolute freedom to paint whatever we want in a style we find pleasing.
We are very proud of this gift to Alberts because let’s be honest – how many babies on this planet have their own palettes? And we already imagine that he will bring not roses to his beloved but a tiny palette…
While thinking about Albert’s palette we chose three new beautiful pigments:
Burgundy yellow ochre – sunny sand color – the earth from Burgundy.
Mineral blue – new generation pigment that is composed of Paris blue and mineral base (calcium carbonates). This gives a new character to this color keeping some characteristics of Paris blue but adding fluidity and different interaction with paper.
Wagon green – also new generation pigment that granulates and fluctuates – so beautiful we wanted to have it pure.
Three other colors are new mixes made specially for Alberts.
Manor red – a mix of ancient red oxide and contemporary vermillion. We have around 1800 manors in Latvia, many of them were built from wood and when mixing this color it was our first association. Albert chose this small country with all its culture, and history and this will form his identity.
Albert’s muss – a pale old pink-like dessert made by Albert’s dad. Debesmanna (translated as manna from heaven) is a traditional dessert that is made from summer garden berries and manna and is served with milk. This is our perception of the best summer moments in old gardens with grandparents. This color is a mix of potter’s pink and slate giving an amazing granulation and depth of the color.
Captain’s grey – is a story about ancestors. One of Albert’s great-grandfathers was a helmsman, and steersman – something modern and emerging at that time, and went to the sea school of Ainaži – the most famous sea navigation school in the region. Such notable things influence us for generations and shaped our perceptions of life. This color has the variety and depth that amazed us throughout its creation process and is something we wish everyone could experience. It is a mix of Ancient red, Wagon green, Burgundy yellow, and Mineral blue and all these shades can be seen when playing with a lot of water.
The palette of 6 half pans comes in a tin for 6. Please let us know if you would like to have a different tin size. Half pans fit also other standard watercolor palettes.
Mixes nicely with other natural and human-made pigments. For best performance add a few drops of water some minutes before starting to work with it. It will reactivate the pigment and will be more fluid.
All our watercolors are handmade from pigment or pigment mixes, binders, and essential oils as conservative. The binder is made by ourselves from gum arabic, natural honey or glycerine, and water. Our watercolors have a flowery scent, with lemongrass as the top note and sandalwood as the base note