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The all-in-one field art and watercolor toolkit

The Art Toolkit

This versatile and rugged kit includes all you need to start sketching and painting, from mountain to urban adventures. I’ve included my favorite materials, all tested in the field to meet my own high standards for quality. Learn how I developed the kit on my blog and also see examples of the Art Toolkit in action!

Components

  • Custom made in Seattle, weatherproof Cordura zip cover with exterior gear loops, 4 front pockets, and 5 back pockets for organization (easily carries two Pocket Palettes). Measures approximately 6 1/2″ x 10″ when closed.
  • Moleskine 8 1/4″ x 5″ landscape watercolor sketchbook (will also accommodate 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ books of similar thickness).
  • Pocket Palette with 14 magnetic removable pans (additional pan sizes available in accessories below).
  • Waterbrush, waterproof fine pen, pencil, and 6″ flexible metric/english ruler.
  • Four page insert with sketching tips and techniques to help inspire you.
  • 2 binder clips, refill syringe, and pocket mister.

Color options:

  • Grey with blue trim
  • Grey with red trim
  • Classic black with black trim

Pocket Palette options:

Art Toolkit with the Six Essentials Palette-$108
Art Toolkit with Pocket Palette–$98
Art Toolkit without Pocket Palette–$72

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Sketch anytime, anywhere

The Pocket Art Toolkit

This compact version of the Art Toolkit features a Moleskine 5 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ landscape watercolor sketchbook with the additional field sketching essentials:

  • Custom made in Seattle Cordura zip cover
  • Pocket Palette with 14 standard pans
  • Waterproof fine pen
  • Waterbrush
  • Refill Syringe
  • 6″ flexible metric/english ruler
  • 2 mini clips
  • Four page insert with sketching tips and techniques to help inspire you.

It’s all contained in a rugged, Cordura zip cover with three vertical pockets (can hold two Pocket Palettes) and three horizontal pockets. The full kit measures just under 5″ x 7 1/2″ when zipped up and fits nicely inside a purse or large pocket. Additional sketchbooks and palette pan sizes are available as accessories. Learn more about the Pocket Art Toolkit on my blog and see examples of the Art Toolkit supplies in action!

Color options:

  • Grey with blue trim
  • Grey with red trim
  • Grey with purple trim
  • Classic black with black trim

Pocket Palette options:

Pocket Art Toolkit with the Six Essentials Pocket Palette–$98
Pocket Art Toolkit with Pocket Palette–$88
Pocket Art Toolkit without Pocket Palette–$62

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The compact and versatile watercolor palette

The Pocket Palette

The Pocket Palette features a mixing surface, 14 removable pans on a magnetic base, and measures approximately 3 5/8″ x 2 1/2″ (about 92mm x 64mm). The pans are made of a highly corrosion-resistant stainless steel. When closed, it is approximately 1/4″ thick (6.4mm), and the pans are about 1/8″ deep (3mm). The palette is packaged in a reusable cloth drawstring pouch. Additional refill pans are available in several sizes. See examples of the Pocket Palette and Art Toolkit supplies in use around the world on my blog!

Pocket Palette–$32

Available in silver or black.

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Endlessly configurable

The Pocket Palette: Custom Pan Editions

Expand your color palette with these two new “custom” pan editions of the Pocket Palette. The 28 Mini Pan edition doubles the number of colors in the standard palette, and the Assorted Pans edition introduces a Mixing Pan alongside a handy configuration of different pan sizes.

Both palettes include the excellent mixing surface and magnetic pan tray, so you can mix and match pans as you see fit. Available in silver.

Silver Pocket Palette with 28 mini pans–$35
Silver Pocket Palette with Assorted Pans and Mixing Pan–$38

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Half the size, twice as cute

The Demi Palette


Meet the newest member of the Art Toolkit family, the Demi Palette! The Demi Palette includes 12 Mini Pans, and measures just 2 3/16″ by 1 3/4″ (55mm by 45mm). It’s the perfect size for creating a collection of favorite color palettes. Warm and cool, desert and mountain–let your imagination run wild!

The palette comes packaged in a reusable cloth drawstring logo pouch, and is fully compatible with my line of accessory pans. Available in silver or black.

One Demi Palette–$26
Two Demi Palettes–$50

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The Expeditionary Art Palette

The Expeditionary Art Palette

The Expeditionary Art Palette features the 14 colors I most often reach for while sketching and painting, whether in the arctic or exploring around town.

The upper row includes my go-to warm colors, while the lower row includes cool colors, creating countless mixing possibilities. Read more about this palette on my blog.

The Expeditionary Art Palette–$58

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The Essential Colors Palette

The Essential Colors Palette

The Essential Colors edition of the Pocket Palette comes pre-filled with six essential colors by Daniel Smith, to give you a head start on your watercolor adventures.

Two large Mixing Pans provide plenty of space to experiment with color combinations, and six empty Mini Pans may be filled with your own watercolors. Learn more about this versatile set of colors on my blog!

The Six Essentials Palette–$45

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Holiday Special

The Demi Palette with Essential Colors and Demi Cards

Happy Holidays! We’re excited to offer the Demi Palette with Essential Colors, bundled with our new Demi Cards and a small waterbrush, while supplies last.

This smaller version of the Essential Colors Palette includes the same six essential colors by Daniel Smith, in the more compact Demi Palette. Learn more about this versatile set of colors on my blog!

The Demi Cards are 10 pages of 140lb. Canson Montval watercolor paper, trimmed to a very shareable 2.5″ by 3.5″ inch size. Tucked into a reusable letter-pressed logo envelope, they’re the perfect fit for a stocking!

The Demi Palette with Essential Colors and Demi Cards Holiday Special–$48

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Accessories

Expand your Toolkit

Demi Cards

The Demi Card pack is 10 pages of 140lb. Canson Montreal watercolor paper, trimmed to a very shareable 2.5″ by 3.5″ size. Tucked into a reusable letter-pressed logo envelope, they make the perfect gift for a friend, or yourself!

Quantity: 10 cards

Demi Cards–$7.00

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Standard Pans

Organize and change up your colors with these extra metal pans for the Art Toolkit’s magnetic pocket palette. Each pan is made of highly rust-resistant stainless steel and holds approximately 2.5 ml of paint. 26mm x 13mm x 3mm.

Quantity: 8 pans

Standard Pans–$5.00

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Mini Pans

Expand your palette with even more colors using these mini square pans. Half the size of standard pans, you can fit a total of 28 in one Pocket Palette. Mix and match the pans in your palette and have fun with color! 13mm x 13mm x 3mm.

Quantity: 10 pans

Mini Pans–$5.00

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Double Pans

These square pans are twice the size of the standard Pocket Palette pans. Carry larger quantities of paint or use them for an additional mixing surface. 26mm x 26mm x 3mm.

Quantity: 5 pans

Double Pans–$5.00

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Large Pans

These extra large pans are equal to 4 standard pans or 2 double pans. Use as an additional mixing surface or fill with your favorite paint! 52mm x 26mm x 3mm.

Quantity: 3 pans

Large Pans–$5.00

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Mixing Pan

Expand the versatility of your palette with this special mixing pan that contains the same white surface as the Pocket Palette. 52mm x 26mm x 3mm.

Quantity: 1 pan

Mixing Pan–$3.50

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Moleskine Sketchbooks

These Moleskine watercolor sketchbooks include acid-free, 135lb. paper that is smooth enough for ink, and heavy enough for watercolor washes. Landscape orientation with a durable hard-cover and elastic closure, available in small and large sizes to fit both Art Toolkits.

5 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ (14cm x 9cm), 60 pages-$13.00
8 1/4″ x 5″ (21cm x 13cm), 72 pages-$18.00

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Rosemary & Co Brushes

These travel brushes are the perfect companions to the Art Toolkit and Pocket Palette for sketching on the go. Rosemary & Co travel brushes are handmade in England and include a reversible cap that protects their tips and also extends their handles to a typical brush length. The R9 squirrel mop is a versatile brush with a high capacity for paint and applying washes, as well as a fine point for detail. The R12 dagger is sable/synthetic blend that can create fine expressive marks with its tip, as well as wide, calligraphic strokes with its angled side. These brushes compliment each other beautifully, though both work well as a stand-alone brush.

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Waterbrush

This Pentel waterbrush is the perfect companion to the Pocket Palette. These brushes have hollow barrels that can be filled with water so you can paint on the go without carrying a separate water container.

Quantity: 1 waterbrush

Waterbrush–$6.75

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Pocket Mister

Use this tiny spray bottle to pre-wet your palette, dampen your paper, create watercolor effects, or to cool off on a hot day! At only 3″ long and 1/2″ in diameter, you can carry it anywhere. It also fits perfectly in the rear pocket of the Art Toolkit.

Learn more about the Pocket Mister and see additional photos on my blog.

Quantity: 1 spray mister

Pocket Mister–$2.50

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Refill Syringe

This small syringe is perfect for filling waterbrushes while out sketching. Use it to easily transfer water from your water bottle to your brush without spilling a drop. At just 3″ long when closed, it fits perfectly in any sketch kit.

Read more about the Refill Syringe on my blog. These syringes do not have needles. Waterbrush not included.

Refill Syringe–$2.50

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Frequently Asked Questions

How soon will my order arrive? 

My family and I hand assemble the Art Toolkit materials and do our best to ship orders as soon as possible from Port Townsend, Washington. We ship via USPS and orders typically arrive within one week, if not sooner! You will receive a confirmation email after your order has been shipped with a tracking number. If you would like expedited shipping, or to use another carrier, please email us: hello@expeditionaryart.com.

Do you ship internationally? 

Yes! International shipments are mailed via USPS First Class international and typically take 1-2 weeks to arrive, occasionally longer. Please email us if you prefer another carrier: hello@expeditionaryart.com

My order tracking says it has been delivered but it’s not here!

If your order says it has been delivered but you have not received it, please contact your local post office to find out if your package is waiting for pickup or will be redelivered. In addition, you can print out a copy of the USPS tracking page and leave a note in your mailbox for your local carrier stating that you haven’t received your order and ask them to deliver it to you. They may have delivered it to the wrong address and know the whereabouts. Packages usually do not stay lost!

Do you accept returns or exchanges?

We want you to be happy with your materials and can accept returns of any unused items for an exchange or refund (minus shipping costs). Please email us with any questions: hello@expeditionaryart.com

What kinds of payment do you accept? 

We accept all major credit cards, as well as Pay Pal. If you prefer to pay over the phone, please call Maria: (206) 708-9405.

Testimonials

Artists love the Art Toolkit & Pocket Palette

I found the Toolkit when looking for a way to start doing my art again. I’m excited to have something so compact and professional.

Stacey, CA

Your journal kit is so well thought out and portable. Thank you!

Karen, CA

I love the pocket palette, I’ve found that carrying two still feels like I’m keeping it simple, as they are amazingly light weight and thin, and clip into place so easily for accessibility while painting.

Karen, AZ

Your palette is the best that it’s possible to find in the world. It’s small but very well made, sturdy, and simple to use.

Franco, Italy

Thanks very much for the palette and pans! I need to lighten my supplies and these look absolutely perfect.

Victoria, Nova Scotia

I am traveling and have the Pocket Palette and some waterbrushes in a cloth pencil case with me. I can literally carry my paints anywhere.

Charles, NJ

Love the Jumbo pan sizes. They’re also good for people who use larger brushes.

Irene, NY

I like the Pocket Palette because it’s small, has interchangeable pans, and frankly, it’s cute. I’ve almost lost it already, my friend got “grabby” hands over it!

Yanagi, MO