Portable Painter

Lightweight and compact, this watercolor palette makes it convenient to paint on the go.
created by

Stephen Padden

$29.95 $ 19.99

Stephen Padden created by

Stephen Padden

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Gotta Paint

You never know when it's going to happen. The light hits something just right—and you Must. Paint. But you don't have your watercolors with you. Our Portable Painter will ensure that never again will a perfect scene go unpainted. Designed by a watercolorist, every detail of this palette is brilliantly thought through.

Lightweight and self-contained, it folds down to the size of a medium smartphone. Two folding palettes contain mixing wells, two brush rests, space for twelve colors and a unique, synthetic double brush. The case converts into a pedestal base, with two reservoirs for water. Since painters have favorite types of paint and colors for different types of scenes, the Portable Painter has an empty palette, with twelve detachable half-pans so the artist can make their own paint choices. It's not even necessary to have a flat painting surface—the set balances easily on your thigh, leaving hands free to hold brush and paper. A whole new world of artistic possibilities will open up when those Must. Paint. moments can be captured anywhere, any time. Paint not included. Made in China.

Stephen Padden

created by

Stephen Padden



Since graduating from Loughborough Art College in England in sculpture and drawing, Steve Padden has faithfully carried art materials with him on his travels. It was usually “a chaotic muddle of stuff,” he says, but there was always a small watercolor kit. His sculpture skills led to a career in design and eventually product development. Based on his many years of experience painting on the go, he decided to uses his knowledge of CAD drawing and 3D printing to design a watercolor palette that was compact, elegant and above all functional.

Made from
silicone, polypropylene, anodized aluminum, ABS plastic
5.5” L x 3” W x 1.25” H
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