This tiny version of Beam Paints' Paintstones includes a palette of all 11 colors. Each color pebble is a concentrated ball of watercolor made with lightfast pigments, wildcrafted tree sap, hand-gathered, washed and sifted stone, manitoulin honey, and gum arabic. They come in hand made local beeswaxed canvas wrappers which can be folded to form a line of stones, acting like a traditional palette of watercolors. The stones can be revealed while in use and then re covered for storage.
Beam Paints was started by Anong Beam who grew up harvesting hematite pigments with her parents in the stunning natural landscape of the lacloche mountain range near her home in M'chigeeng First Nation on Manitoulin Island. She learned a love of pigment and color from her parents who are both artists and eventually this early knowledge of harvesting indigenous pigments was used to make her new line of paints focusing on sublime color and biodegradable packaging. All the paints and packing is hand made, hand cut and sanded from reclaimed white cedar and birch or wrappers hand printed in shop with plant based inks and waxed with local beeswax. Beam Paints is a plastic free company. "Thank you for supporting indigenous female business!" Anong Beam