The Chromatic Diapason Set
Greenleaf & Blueberry Artisanal Handmade Watercolors
This palette is comprised of 10 magnetized Half-Pans of color enclosed in a travel tin, and accompanied by a hand-painted color chart.
This color collection represents a chromatic, harmonic group of colors, over half of which are Limited Edition colors.
Diapason is a medieval term that originally meant “through all the strings”. (The Greek root ‘dia’ means through.) It is most often used as a technical musical term to refer to a range of voice, pitch, or a tuning fork. But it is also “a grand swelling burst of harmony” or “a full, rich outpouring of melodious sound”. I have long considered the concept as a fitting descriptor for the generally ineffable satisfaction of witnessing particularly glorious color harmony.
This palette came together as if by magic. The colors feel like they have such a natural kinship, as if they belong together and I only just realized it. Like a chromatic chord, if you will..
Red Earth, Limited Edition
Limonite, Limited Edition
Green Earth #2, Limited Edition
Mayan Blue #3, Limited Edition
Cote d'Azur Violet, Limited Edition
Lamp Black, Limited Edition
Travel Tin (silver color)
Hand-Painted Color Chart of colors included (sized to fit in lid of travel tin)
Further information about our watercolor paints is available here.