The original Portable Painter Classic is about the size of a standard smartphone, only one-inch thick and just 5.1oz (146gm.) Yet it transforms in seconds to a complete, professional palette with a sturdy pedestal base, that’s great on uneven surfaces. It fits effortlessly in a pocket, purse or daypack and it’s ultra-light for travel, both on or off-road. It includes two detachable water containers, two folding palette plates with plenty of deep mixing wells, twelve detachable half-pans (W&N size), a synthetic, folding, double brush, anodized aluminum clasp and a silicone band to retain the clasp and hold extra brushes and pens while painting. You’ll find that the Classic is awesome for on the go and can even be used hands-free, straddling a knee. Just slip it in a pocket, purse or daypack and you’ll have everything you need for travel, urban sketching, nature journaling and plein air painting.

What's Included



  • Pocket Size and Ultra Light

  • The Perfect Travel Palette

  • 2 Detachable Water Containers

  • 12 Half Pans (W&N size)

  • Unique Synthetic Double Brush

  • Plenty of Deep Mixing Wells

  • Aluminum Clasp

  • Silicone Retaining Band



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NEW Custom Brush Slot Pans Are Now Available

Carry more colors, with no increase in size or weight

The original Classic palette has room for twelve colors. If you prefer to carry a wider range of pigments, we now offer Custom Pans that fit perfectly in the Brush Slot. They allow the Classic palette to hold from fifteen to eighteen colors, with no increase in size or weight! There are two types of pans that both hold a genuinely useful amount of pigment. They are available as a stand-alone accessory or as part of our new Classic Plus Kit. They can be secured in the palette with reusable adhesive disks (included).

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Professional Reviews



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