Aloha Watercolors

Honey-based watercolors, handmade in Hawaii

January 19th will bring a test sale of the brandnew Aloha liquids, a dye-and pigment based liquid ink for calligraphy and lettering. I’ve had some issues with leakage during the shipping process and am figuring out the best way to ship the liquids. If you are ordering the liquids on the 19th I’d highly appreciate feedback on how the bottles arrived and if there was any leakage at all. And of course about how you like them 😉 Thank you!

Aloha watercolors are made by hand on the Big island of Hawai’i, using only the finest pigments and high quality Organic Hawaiian honey for extra smoothness. I’m a one-woman-business and I love what I do! However, it takes time & patience to produce watercolors. Every batch is mixed and mulled meticulously. It takes several weeks to finish with drying and layering every single pan. Some paints need 4 layers with drying times of up to one week in between each layer.

The range of colors is continually growing (November 2019: over 100 different hues, not yet all pictured here), and includes special paints like metallics, neons and glow-in-the-dark paints.

(Compare with the order of the swatches above): Shimmers:
Snowflake, Mermaid, Unicorn, Magic pearl, Candy cane, Starfruit, Banana, Tangerine, Sunset, Pumpkin, Opah, Venus, Kilauea, ‘Akala, Wednesday Addams, Pink Pearl, Candy, Jacaranda, Dark Magic, Witch hat, Stardust, Blue dragon, Neptune, Rain cloud, High surf, Blue Hawai’i, Hawaiian Holly, Aloha, Seahorse, Waipio, Green flash, Golden cactus, Hula goddess, Kona Jazz, Caramel, Hula queen, Hula princess, Champagne pond, Mauna Loa, Mauna Kea, Mars, Callisto, Cinnamon, Galaxy, Black cat.

Non-shimmers:
Milky way, Plumeria, Lemon, Oahu, Mango, Beach, Aolani, Lanai, Ohia, Hawai’i, Poinsettia, Heliconia, Lehua, Maui, Orchid, Acai bowl, Pink Ginger, Lilikoi, Kauai, Poi, Hibiscus, Kalani, Deep sea, Storm, Moana, Summer sky, Lagoon, Jungle, Wilderness, Jade vine, Ice queen, Sea grass, Moloka’i, Avocado, Monstera, Dark roast, Koa, Light roast, Aina Maui, Monk seal, Shark, Lava

Next shop update January 19, 2020. Please make sure you’re on the right time in your specific time zone, as paints sell out fast (within minutes for certain sets or paints) ! And yes, we ship internationally. Shipping costs are US$3.30 within the US, and US$11.- international. Free shipping on US orders over $60.-, and internationally on orders over $110.-

Galaxy

Many of my paints are single pigments, which means that I use only one pigment to mix the paint. However, I have a few 2 or more pigment mixes which I call “aloha mix“. Galaxy, for example, consists out of 5 different pigments, Kilauea out of 8.

Almost all of my paints are extremely lightfast. On the scale of 1-8 (of which 8 is the most permanent),  most are 7 or 8. It means that your paintings will not fade when they’re exposed to the light. Please note that the neons have poor lightfastness (approx. 4). If you’d like to make a painting more durable in UV lighting, use a specific UV coating spray.

I only use non-toxic pigments and ingredients. Even the pigments that were formerly known to be extremely toxic (such as manganese blue) are  produced with non-toxic materials nowadays. The binder is hand mixed by me and contains gum arabic, Organic Hawaiian honey from the Big Island and glycerine.

Here are the sets I’ve created so far:

Snowblue:

– Snowflake (silver shimmer)

– Blue dragon (blue shimmer)

Available again January 19, 2020

Caramel candy set: scented paints! Caramel (light yellow ochre PY 43.77492 with gold mica shimmer, caramel scented, lightfast 100), Candy Cane (intereference shimmer, peppermint scented), Cinnamon (duochrome. brown with green shimmer, cinnamon scented).

Available again January 19, 2020

Matcha Magic:

-Moku (phtalo green and gold shimmer)
Magic Jungle (intereference white to green shimmer)
Sea grape (victoria green, matte, PG51)
Eucalyptus (Nicosia green earth, matte, PG23)
Matcha (moss green, matte)

Lightfast: 8, except for Magic Jungle (unknown)

Available again January 19, 2020

Mokulani:

  • Moku (phtalo green and gold shimmer)
  • Lokelani (ultramarine rose PV-15, and silver glitter)
  • Lightfast: 8

Available again January 19, 2020

Hawaiian fruit bowl: Pineapple (lemon yellow, matte), Papaya (disazo indian yellow, matte), Orange tree (pyrrolo orange, matte, PO-73), Guava (rose madder, matte, PR-83), Dragonfruit (magenta with gold shimmer). Lightfast: 8

Available again January 19, 2020

Hawaiian fruit superbowl: Pineapple (yellow matte), Papaya (disazo indian yellow, matte), Orange tree (pyrrolo orange, matte), Guava (rose madder, matte), Dragonfruit (magenta with gold shimmer), Avocado (pastel green, matte), Lilikoi (purple matte), Acai bowl (French Lacquer red, matte PR12/12385), Starfruit (yellow shimmer), Tangerine (orange shimmer). Lightfast: 8, except for Tangerine & Starfruit, lightfast: 6-7

Available February 2020

Vanilla moon watercolor set

Vanilla moon: Vanilla (Buff titanium matte, PW 6:1.77891), King Protea (very light madder rose, historic pigment, matte), Kaona (Dioxazine violet, matte PV23), Moonbeam (colorshift red pink white purple, shimmer).

Available again January 19, 2020

But first coffee: Dark roast (caput mortuum matte, PR101) and Kona Jazz (bronze gold shimmer), Lightfast: 8.

Available again January 19, 2020

Monstera love set: Jungle (phtalo green, PG7), Golden cactus (green with metallic gold, aloha mix), Koa wood (Ercolano red, a-Fe2O3), Mango (medium cadmium yellow, PY 35), Heliconia (medium crimson red, PR 112/12370-15630), Ohia (French vermillion orange, PR4 PY1), Acai bowl (French Lacquer red, PR12/12385), Monstera (Natural base G17 (77288)). Lightfast: 8, except for Golden cactus, lightfast: 6. All matte except for Golden cactus (duochrome)

Available again January 19, 2020

Stormflowers set: Orchid (chinacridone pink, PV42), Storm (Payne’s gray, Pbk 11, Pb27:1, PB 27, PB 8), Lilikoi (purple, PV42, PB 29, PV 16). Lightfast: 8. All matte.

Available again January 19, 2020

Princess Moana set: Hula princess (shimmer gold), Moana (Prussian blue, PB 27:1, matte), Aolani (rouge vermillion de chine, PR3, matte). Lightfast: 8

Available again January 19, 2020

Aloha Pastels set: Hibiscus (ultramarine rose, PR259), Avocado (green, PBr7 & PY53), Monk seal (slate gray, Carbonates of calcium, manganese, iron: Fe2O3+SiO2+Al2O3+CaO+MgO), Ice Queen (light turquoise, G7(74260) & PW6),  Poi (pastel purple, PV15 & PW6), Plumeria (light lemon yellow, PY53). All lightfast: 8. All matte.

Available again January 19, 2020

Aloha Love set: Pink Pearl (chinacridone rose PV 19 with pearl glimmer), Hula Goddess (rose gold shimmer), Deep sea (indanthrone blue, PB 60, matte).

Available again January 19, 2020

Supernova set, all metallics: Hula princess (light gold), Unicorn (duochrome white and purple), Venus (pink red, aloha mix), Callisto (brown gold, aloha mix), Neptune (turquoise), Green flash (apple green), Mars (red orange, aloha mix), Rain cloud (blue gray, aloha mix). All shimmer, Unicorn: intereference shimmer.

Available again January 19, 2020

Rainbow set, all metallics: Banana (yellow, aloha mix), Opah (orange, aloha mix)), Kilauea (red aloha mix), ´Akala (pink, aloha mix), Blue Hawaii (blue, aloha mix), Aloha (turquoise), Waipio (green, aloha mix), Mauna Loa (purple and blue, aloha mix).s All shimmer. Mauna Loa: duochrome.

Neon islands set: Lanai (neon orange), Molokai (neon green), Hawaii (neon red), Kauai (neon purple), Oahu (neon yellow), Maui (neon pink). All matte.

Available again January 2020

Neon islands set: Lanai (neon orange), Molokai (neon green), Hawaii (neon red), Kauai (neon purple), Oahu (neon yellow), Maui (neon pink). All matte.

Neon islands set: Lanai (neon orange), Molokai (neon green), Hawaii (neon red), Kauai (neon purple), Oahu (neon yellow), Maui (neon pink). All matte.

Available again January 2020

Trick or Treat set: Candy (pink shimmer, aloha mix), Witch hat (purple gray shimmer, aloha mix), Pumpkin (orange shimmer, aloha mix), Ghost (green glow-in-the-dark).

Available again 2020

Beach vibes set: Pink Ginger (pink, aloha mix), Summer Sky (azure blue, PB15:4/PG7), Jade vine (phtalo turquoise PB 15:3, PG 7), Beach (yellow ochre, Natural loam, limonite CI Y43). Lightfast: 8. All matte.

Available again summer 2020

Mermaid tales set: Mermaid (interference shimmer, white with gold, aloha mix), Lagoon (mangenese blue hue PB 15, matte), Seahorse (turquoise shimmer), Sunset (duochrome peach with shimmer gold, aloha mix), Beach (yellow ocher, Natural loam, limonite CI Y43, matte ), Sea Grass (Schweinfurt green PG 21, matte). Lightfast: 8, except for Mermaid and Sunset, lightfast: 6.

Neon islands set: Lanai (neon orange), Molokai (neon green), Hawaii (neon red), Kauai (neon purple), Oahu (neon yellow), Maui (neon pink). All matte.

Available again January 19, 2020

Magic Pearl Set: Magic Pearl (intereference metallic white and blue), Moana (Prussian blue, PB 27:1, matte), Mauna Kea (red orange shimmer), Hula Queen (gold shimmer), High Surf (light blue shimmer), Shark (Gray ochre: Carbonates of calcium, manganese, iron, Fe2O3+SiO2+Al2O3+CaO+MgO, matte). All Lightfast: 8 (best).

Available again January 19, 2020

Neon islands set: Lanai (neon orange), Molokai (neon green), Hawaii (neon red), Kauai (neon purple), Oahu (neon yellow), Maui (neon pink). All matte.

Available again January 19, 2020

 

Dark magic set: Dark magic (duochrome purple and black shimmer, aloha mix), Blue dragon (blue shimmer), Wednesday Addams (pink shimmer with coarse black glitter, aloha mix), Black cat (black shimmer), Blue ghost (blue glow-in-the-dark).

Available again fall 2020

Autumn leaves set: Starfruit (yellow shimmer), Tangerine (orange shimmer).

Available again fall 2020

Hula Christmas set: Hula princess special edition (gold shimmer), Poinsettia (alizarin crimson red: PR 112.12370, matte), Snowflake (silver shimmer), Hawaiian Holly (green shimmer, aloha mix). Lightfast: 8 (best). Also available as regular edition (with Hula princess in a regular half pan):

Available again 2020

Lava island set: Jacaranda (purple with a hint of shimmer), Lava (black, aloha mix), Aolani (Chinese vermillion), Orchid (chinacridone pink). Lightfast: 8

Discontinued until further notice

Aloha Basics set, discontinued.

Kalani (ultramarine blue PB29) is available as single pan.