New Peerless colors!

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A few years back I created a travel palette of Peerless watercolors and made a fun little video of in Paris of the watercolors in action.

To make the palette, I cut a little square from each color swatch and made a little folio with study, smooth water-colour paper and an acetate divider ( I have free templates on my store website that you can download to help create your own; click here ). Peerless-pallette-mark-2The video was so popular that Peerless contacted me and asked me to create a signature set with my favorite colors.

Since I have rainbow-itis, my set had to have every color and it has been a best-seller with artists around the world! Fast forward a few years, and I felt the need to re-balance my colors and add a few new colors to my set. So, Chris got her color -science lab coat on and we rebalanced my Artist Edition Set and we concocted 5 of new colors!Jane-Davenport-Peerless-colours-large-swatchesThe NEW Colours

Three of the colours were specifically created  for painting portraits:
Makeup is a warm neutral that can be used to create a wide range of flesh tones.
Contour is a warm brown that can be used for shading the face.
Nectar is a rich pinky red intended for creating luscious lips and cheeks.
The last two are some of my favourite hues:
Larkspur is a vibrant, deep teal blue. It is beautiful for eyes, and deep shadows in hair.
Payne’s grey is one of my most used colours, and for this edition I tinkered with the colour, just making it a touch more neutral. We called this new colour ‘Jane’s Grey’!

Jane Davenport Peerless new colours swatches

Of course you can use these colours to paint anything you like, not just people, but I wanted to share with you where the inspiration came from.
Peerless-watercolors-book-jane-davenportPeerless watercolors were created to hand-tint photographs in the early 1900’s. To make them, intensely concentrated watercolor is painted onto a special film, which is then dried and cut into sheets.

Because of this novel way of packing watercolor, you can carry a wide range of colour with you! To use them, just lift of a little of the colour off the swatch with a damp brush and just start painting. Peerless-in-Action-Jane-Davenport

These are the most vivid, transparent, and transportable color tools that I have ever had the pleasure of using. I even have them as a pre-requisite for most of my Retreats because they are so wonderful for creating when you are traveling.

You can only get the Jnae Davenport Artist  Edition here:

and in the USA here:

I have a strictly limited number of sets of just the 5 new colours available here:


And the new Art Lesson with Cloth Paper Scissors is all about Peerless!
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It is only $2.99 and you can get that here
Art Lessons 2014 Vol. 9: Peerless Watercolors

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