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The new Micro Max Kit has everything you need for watercolor painting on-the-go: It combines an original Micro palette, two water-brushes and a set of eight new Expansion Pans. In addition to the installed half-pans, they allow you to tailor the Micro to hold from six to sixteen colors, with no increase in size or weight! There are two types of pans that both hold a genuinely useful amount of pigment: Twin-cavity (1.5cc/ml each) and Quad-cavity (0.75cc/ml each.) The pans can be secured in the palette with reusable adhesive disks (included.) Once they are installed, they look and feel like original equipment.

Tiny palettes are often home made and typically lack usable mixing space. The Micro finally solves this problem: It provides maximum deep mixing surfaces and even a convertible water container when it’s fully open. It can also be securely attached to your journal or sketchpad with a simple bulldog clip. This allows both to be held comfortably in one hand, while freeing your other hand to paint or draw. 

The two water-brushes, as their name implies, can be filled with fresh water so they are ready to paint whenever you are. The kit is packaged in a roomy microfiber drawstring pouch that can hold the palette and brushes along with a variety of your own art supplies, ready to grab and go. Enjoy rugged, quality construction in a professional palette that's designed for left or right hand use. 

What's Included

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  • Credit Card Size

  • Featherweight (1.5oz, 43gm)

  • Perfect for Travel on or Offroad

  • Large Microfiber Suede Drawstring Pouch

  • Micro Palette with 6 Half-Pans Installed

  • 8 Custom Pans with adhesive disks

  • 2 Water-brushes

  • Convertible Water Container

  • Plenty of Deep Mixing Wells

  • T Shaped Finger Grip

  • Handy Lanyard Hole



NEW Micro Expansion Pans are Now Available

Micro with Expansion Pans holding up to 16 colors - Portable Painter
Micro Expansion Pans with leaflet - Portable Painter

Carry from Six to Sixteen Colors with no increase in size or weight

The Portable Painter Micro is a professional quality “limited palette,” with six standard half-pans. However if you prefer to carry a wider range of colors, our Expansion Pans can deliver! There are two types: Dual and Quad cavity that each hold a genuinely useful amount of watercolor pigments. They are available as a stand-alone accessory or as part of the new Micro Max Kit. They can be secured in the palette with reusable adhesive disks (included.)

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