Beam Watercolor Paints Sets
About Beam Paints:
"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. Our pans are packaged in slices of cedar and birch offcuts from an Indigenous sustainable lumber operation."
All paints are handmade in small batches with local Manitoulin honey, wildcrafted tree sap, hand gathered, washed and sifted Manitoulin stone and the finest lightfast pigments. Based in M'Chigeeng, Ontario.
Spectrum 11 Set: 11 colours including Strawberry, Magenta, Peach, Pumpkin, Fall Poplar Yellow, Spring Green, Robin’s Egg Blue, Great Ocean, Almost Night, Blueberry Mountain or Lavender and Gold.
Inaatig Maple Sets: This palette comes from the heart of our family's Maple Sugar Bush, colours inspired by the magical tree in spring with its chartreuse tree flowers, the silver grey and deep black of its trunk, the red maple colour and ochre colours of its leaves in the fall. And violet in the punky bark used by elders to dye porcupine quills for basket making.
Great Lakes 5 Set: 5 deep and bright blues to celebrate the clean and clear water of the 5 great lakes! Deep and Penetrating Salish Sea, light and dreamy Robins Egg Blue, clean and clear Great Ocean, chill Ice Blue, and the always azure Sky Blue round out this summer set!
Mixing Set: 7/8 Pans to last a long time!
Autumn 4 Set: Harvest Wheat, Mars Violet, Bread, and Morning Peach, give us those warm cozy fall feelings, early autumn and warm fall tones 7/8 inch pans in a pine refillable block finished with beeswax.
Holiday Sparkle: Freshmade from our paint shop for the holidays! Sparkles made with ethical mica. Wild Salmon, Rainforest, Silver and Dreamers Gold!
Georgian Bay Pine 11: Great Ocean, Prussian Blue, Sky Blue, Pine, Milkweed, Fall Poplar Yellow, Wild Rose, Beach Rose, Turtle Belly, Grey Ultra, Graphite Our favourite rainbow of colours in a larger size and reimagines by www.alexandramclaughlin.com 5/8 inch pans in a convenient pine palette handmade for travelling and having the rainbow in one hand!
Northern Lights: Our first collection of ethical mica colours! Bring a spark to your palette these 100 percent pigment and binder watercolours sourced from Georgia USA. Mica Gold, Beach Sand, Shell, Glacial Rivers, Wet Grizzly, and Winter Night.
Travel Cards: If you’ve been looking to try Beam Paints this is for you! These dot cards have samples of our favourite colours and sets!
Gift Sets: Some of our favourite palettes with one of our brushes and samples of St Armand handmade paper, wrapped in our signature waxed cloth.
Shell Gift Sets: Some of our favourite colours in an abalone shell, with a #4 travel brush and a waxed cloth wrapper! These shells can be used as a palette and carrier. They symbolize a great star that appeared in the sky to guide the Anishinaabe people in their great migrations, prior to European contact. The shell is commonly used to hold a ‘smudge’. A bit of white sage and other plants burned in the shell and their smoke would dispel negative energy, and carry prayers to the creator. Comes wrapped up in a paper tape label, with a paper inside about us ready to go for gifting!
Beam Paint Brush: A classic number 4 nylon round will last you ages and get all the versatility you’re looking for.