Our watercolor tones are inspired by nature. It is wintertime here around our tiny factory under the oak tree and we are very proud to show our latest collection. We looked at our summer in jars and decided that these vibrant colors are more transparent and bright than seemed in summer and they begged to be turned into watercolor collection. So we had several jam sessions over the last months.
While mulling we found out that jams are at least as old as cave people. And no surprise our jams come right after the cave art collection. People always have looked for ways to preserve food. Honey was the first sweetener for jams and when fruits were covered in honey it protected them from air and water in surroundings thus becoming first type of jams. We don’t know for sure. But it is clear that jam was invented around the same time as art. And we find jams and pancakes a beautiful way to treat our inner child. The same child who reaches for the brush and paints. Isn’t it some kind of magical returning to childhood with a sweet pancake vibe on long weekend mornings? We believe that all inner children should have pancake parties where they are allowed to eat as they want and feel comfortable. No rules. Just pancakes, jams and total freedom. That’s how our jam set looks like – playful, bright and full with surprises. Even wrapped half pans look like sugar cubes next to tea cup.
Our jam set consists of six watercolor mixes in a tin with a hinged lid:
- Mirabelle or yellow plum jam – bright yellow color of small plums we all had in our grandparent gardens here in Baltics (pigment mix R170 and PY1)
- Rose hip jam – bright orange pots of joy. Rosehips was the first medicine and they taste so divine! (pigment mix vermillion NA, PY1)
- Rhubarb jam – of course we needed one more green – between bentgrass and meadow green. And just because rhubarbs are the kings of all Baltic gardens. We love and hate them as at some point it seems that everything has rhubarb. Just like dills. (pigment mix PG7, PY74 and R170)
- Forest berry jam – the mix of forest berries – raspberries, blueberries, sometimes lingonberries. Honestly – we think mums just mixed in everything adding some berries from garden. But the tone is deep purple and tastes just like summer. (pigment mix PR112, R170, PV15)
- Bramble jam – this dark violet mysterious jam that sits on the highest shelf reserved for some guests who never eat brumble jam but makes it disappear without being seen. pigment mix (PR112, PB27, PB74, PV15)
- and you will never guess – prickly pear jam. We have imaginary friend Isaac and he wanted this imaginary jam of cactus fruit that we have never tasted. We can’t describe the color as well. Very imaginary color splitting into several other colors. (pigment mix PG7, PB29, PR122, PY1)
All our watercolors mix nicely with other natural and human-made pigments. For best performance add a few drops of water some minutes before starting to paint. 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. Binder is made by ourselves from gum arabic, natural honey, and water. Our watercolors have a flowery scent, with lemongrass as the top note and sandalwood as the base note.