Mermaid's Tail

Mermaid's Tail

About Cloves & Honey

Cloves and Honey watercolors were born out of my desire to create paints for my own work.  I wanted to use my training as a color theorist to marry traditional paint making with modern chemistry and create watercolors that had a natural base, high pigment content with unique color formulas.

All of my paints are handmade in small batches using an all natural base formula with organic acacia honey, hand ground gum arabic and clove oil. The clove oil acts as a natural anti-mold agent and gives my watercolors a uniquely delicious smell.  Most of my paints have 45% or higher pigment content without any of the modern additives or thinners; which makes for a richer color experience.  I use my own color formulas developed over many years of working as a painter and an academic teaching color theory.  You'll find many of the traditional colors here along side a variety of colors that sparkle and shine!