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Most watercolor artists LOVE their watercolor paint! They like to "see" the colors explode as they hit the wet paper.
With so many quality choices for watercolors available today knowing what to buy can be challenging especially for
the beginning painter. As with almost all watercolor supplies, the watercolor paint you use will be a personal choice based on
experimentation. Susie's Sampler Palettes are a great way to try watercolor without making a huge investment in watercolor paint.
Filled with Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors selected by Susie, each Sampler Palette is personally prepared by hand.
Please allow two weeks for preparation and shipping ... it usually doesn't take that long ... but just in case!
The Essential 7 Sampler Palette (Great for Beginners!)  7" x 3"        $19.95       
(Shown) Palette Contains:Hansa Yellow Medium, New Gamboge, Pyrrol Scarlet, Quinacridone Rose,
French Ultramarine, Phthalo Blue (GS), and Quinacridone Burnt Orange ( This is Susie's Split Primary Palette)
The Extended 7 Sampler Palette 7" x 3"                                                                              $21.95
(not shown) Palette contains: Quinacridone Gold, Perylene Maroon, Quinacridone Coral,
Sap Green, Cobalt Blue, Indanthrone Blue, and Quinacridone Violet
The Extra 7 Sampler Palette 7" x 3"                                                                                            $24.95
(not shown) Palette contains: Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Teal, Ultramarine Turquoise, Nickel Azo Yellow
Manganese Blue Hue, Rich Green Gold, Cobalt Violet Deep
Selected by Susie for the
Split Primary Palette
Basics Sampler-Essential 7
I do not work for Daniel Smith so they do not pay me to promote or endorse their watercolor paints. I use them because I like them. The colors/paints are what
I use for my own paintings and in all of my workshops. I make these sampler palettes for you to test the paint colors to see if you want to add them to your own palette.  
I do not want or intend to compete with Daniel Smith Artist Materials in any way. If you like the paint in the samplers please order the economical 15ml tubes from their
store either online at or call them toll free 1-800-426-6740 or stop by their store and let the friendly staff assist you.
And when you do....tell them Susie said hello!
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Sampler Palette Choices
Watercolor Starter Kits
Sampler Palette - Brushes - Paper Pack - Just add water!
SUSIE'S STUDIO PALETTE: I personally prefer a palette with flat wells.(not slanted) I like to fill my palette with tube paint and allow the
paint to dry before using them for my paintings. I look for a large open mixing area without speed bumps or sections.  
The lids on the covered  palettes act more as a dust cover and are excellent for additional mixing areas.
These are the two studio palettes I've used and recommended for the past three decades.
Read more about my paint and palette suggestions in the
Watercolor Learning Center
Recommended Studio Palettes (Empty - ready to fill)
Jones Watercolor Palette
32 flat wells
Richeson Watercolor Palette
22 flat wells
Susie Short Studio
Online Artist's Supplies
Tropical Waves Sampler 7" x 3"                                                                                $26.95
(not shown) Cobalt Teal, Ultramarine Turquoise, Cerulean Blue, Rich Green Gold,
Manganese Blue Hue, Indanthrone Blue, Verditer Blue
Choose Your Palette
The size of either of these studio palettes is  
12" x 16", they both have a cover that protects
the paint from dust (and curious kitties) and
also serves as a larger mixing area. The center
of the palettes are open mixing areas without
speed bumps (or dividers.) Their best feature
is their flat wells (not slanted). They come
empty and ready to fill with your favorite paints!
If you are interested in purchasing either of these studio palettes personally prepared and filled
with paint for you by Susie send an email for a quote.
Reminder: All sampler palettes are prepared by hand when ordered and need
time to dry before packaging. Please allow 7-10 days before they ship.
Shipping for these palettes will be
calculated at check out.