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Travel and artistic inspiration go hand in hand.
Small but Mighty
This genuinely pocket-sized watercolour paint set (9.5 x 6 x 2 cm, including mixing area) provides optimal flexibility, perfect for sketching on the go or adding colour to a journal. Never leave the house without your paints again!
A Palette of 12 Essential Colours
Achieve your full potential and produce astonishing results with 12 vivid and sophisticated hues in half pans, carefully selected for intuitive mixing and blending. Create tones that perfectly reflect your mood.
The vivid colours in this sturdy travel kit were selected and tested by professional artist Ardak Kassenova, ensuring your artwork remains as striking as the day it was painted.
Affordable but Without Compromises
Watercolour paint at a price accessible to all, so you can try out new techniques, improve your skills and reveal your creative potential without eating into your artisan coffee budget!
Making the World a Better Place
ZenART’s products are safe for anyone to use, so you can paint in confidence, knowing that you are protecting both your family and the environment.
Why Choose ZenART
Purchase with a purpose
Through B1G1, a portion of the proceeds of every ZenART fine art tool you purchase goes to supporting powerful projects that make global life-changing impacts. ZenART supports initiatives working to help women and children suffering from poverty, inequality, and injustices.
Professional Artist & Co-founder: Ardak Kassenova
We are a company founded and run by passionate artists and art enthusiasts. Ardak Kassenova created ZenART with the belief that its clients would never be just a number, but a name, and a real person. Each customer is personally invited to join the growing community of artists that she started—to support and inspire one another, and to continuously improve ZenART products based on real artist feedback.
Designed by Artists for Artists
Each ZenART fine art tool is designed and developed in close collaboration with professional artists and creatives, combined with Ardak Kassenova's personal experience.
Trusted by Professionals: Brand Ambassador Sara Berrenson
The Espresso palette is endorsed by Sara Berrenson (@saraberrenson), who primarily works in gouache and watercolor creating fresh florals mixed with novelty prints and geometrics. Our palette enhance Sara's uplifting, expressive art to bring light and blossom to your home, fashion and life. Sara is an accomplished illustrator working with major retail brands, and author of the bestselling Watercolor the Easy Way book.
Follow Your Creative Flow
At ZenART, we understand the importance of protecting those around us. Our watercolours are safe for anyone to use, so you can paint in confidence, including around children. And because our products can be recycled after use, your art is both good for the soul and good for the planet.
The watercolour paints in the ZenART Espresso travel set are fade-resistant and easy to work with, offering attention to detail only normally seen in much more expensive collections. Hone your techniques, improve your skills and reveal your creative potential without breaking the bank or compromising on quality.
Colours to Match Your Mood.
From meditative aqua blue and ultramarine through to striking crimson and hansa yellow, professional artist Ardak Kassenova has selected 12 vibrant hues for her essential watercolour palette, based on years of research and testing.
Simple yet effective, and designed specifically for aspiring artists, ZenART's art supplies will help you progress as you continue on your artistic journey. Perfect on their own and easy to blend and mix, they ensure harmony and balance whatever you’re painting and however you’re feeling, with no muddy colours.
Stories from real people, real artists. Read what they have to say about our fine art tools, designed by artists, for artists.
Art Student. I have been trying to find oil paints that I can be comfortable with especially at a good price. I really love the pigment in this oil paint! It's so easy to blend the colors together too. I am definitely going to keep buying all my oil paint from this brand.
The price cannot be beat on these oils. The tubes are very large and are high quality. The colors definitely mix well together to create the exact shade you want. After purchasing this set, I am definitely interested in purchasing the other two palettes by ZenART. It's clear the creators put a lot of thought and work into creating these palette sets to create paints that will work for all types of artists and paintings.
I have been meaning to get back to painting after many years. I didn't want to spend too much money since I'm super rusty. This set is perfect for someone starting out and even for more advanced artists. The quality is great and the colors are vivid.
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This set is just perfect for traveling because it's so nice and light and has all the essentials built-in. It comes with a normal medium stroke brush, a travel brush that you can fill with water and squeeze while painting. It also has some palettes for mixing your colors and a sponge for wetting your brush. The colors are vibrant and pretty pigmented and you get a very good mix of 24 beautiful colors. You also get a color swatch with names and a splash guard to keep your set clean. The watercolors do need a lot of water to give you a very pigmented color so make sure you bring a bottle of water while you are painting on the go. Overall a great product with a very elegant design. I love the tin box carrier that’s still super light and compact and fits into any bag easily. Would definitely recommend!
As a watercolor painter and enthusiast, I enjoyed using this palette greatly. It's always fun experimenting with colors and mixing and this palette makes the process much more nice. The stylish design is easy on the eyes and its light weight compact design fits perfectly in my book bag. The Allegro variety offers a nice selection of vibrant colors ranging from cool to warm which in my opinion, is the preferred palette for me. The watercolor pen is one of my favorites. I tried a few before and this one is the highest quality I've tried yet. It's very easy to use and can cover a large area of painting while making it much easier to blend my paintings. The palette is easy to clean after using the mixing trays and the flat-brush provided is also a high quality and has been added to my arsenal of beloved brushes that I use almost every time.
I enjoyed this watercolor set a lot, it would be a great set for traveling. The colors are bold and blend well and the metal case is sleek and durable. The water brush it comes with works very well, and again is absolutely perfect on the go. But these watercolors looked fantastic on the Zen watercolor paint brushes. I was so happy with how well these colors blended! Really this is such a perfect set of watercolors to travel with!
This is the perfect watercolor set for beginning artists to professionals. I’m not an expert at watercolors and am a beginner. I love the colors in this sets. They’re bright and vibrant. There’s a nice color choice. The brush is extremely soft and glides across the paper effortlessly. I love that it come so with a test card. I often forget what the colors look like and can easily reference the handy chart. Plus, it was fun to make the chart myself with the colors instead of it being already printed. Even the case they are in is a plus! It’s small, compact, sturdy and so cute. It would fit easily in a bag for travel. This set could easily be used for travel because it is the perfect size to carry along and latches shut so no chance of spilling. I’ve used this set everyday sincerely getting it! It’s Ben useful for so many. I tested it with crayon repel art and it worked great with no smudging.
The product comes in a beautiful metal tin. The materials come in a plastic insert that I will be removing in the future to resuse the tin once the paints are done. I appreciate that the set comes with two brushes and has so many color options. My two issues are that the mixing area isn't large enough and the plastic they used for it stains. Due to this, it feels like a cheaply made product. The paints themselves are decent for student quality. They dry fairly quickly on the mixed media paper I was working on but they at least had decent color pay off. Pros: -Good selection of colors for price -Good color pay off -Great for beginners -Metal tin is reusable (when I finish using the colors of this set I'll remove the insert and make a new watercolor pallete using half pans and magnets.) Cons: -Cheap plastic inserts that get stained by the paints -The watercolor brush feels cheap, sometimes if you're not careful when squeeze the water brush, the brush can suck up the color you are working with and end up mixing with the water in the chamber -The flat brush should also be a water brush, if you aren't carrying water cups with you, you'll have a tough time using this brush. You can always squeeze out water from the water brush and use it with the flat brush, but you'll eventually run out of water. If this is supposed to be a kit for an artist on the go, both brushes should be water brushes Although there are several flaws with the pallette, this is a wonderful and cheap set for a beginner artist.
The ZenART Supplies Watercolor Palette for Aspiring Artists is awesome! I purchased the Allegro set, which comes with 24 beautiful colors, a round water brush, a flat brush, a built in mixing pallet, a sponge, and a super cute tin/metal travel case. The set comes with a small booklet about water coloring and other ZenART products, as well as a card with all the color names so you can create your own little swatches of watercolor to see how they'll actually look on paper. It's a perfect set for beginners and anyone who likes to take their projects on the go. It would also make a great gift to any beginner artist because it has
The ZenART Allegro travel watercolor set is very high quality. I was immediately impressed by the beautiful packaging and design that went into the set. It feels really sleek and professional. It comes with a really nice flat brush as well as a watercolor pen that easily pops into place in the set. The colors are vivid and bright, they have a great staining quality on watercolor paper. I swatched them on the test swatch paper that came and saw that the colors were really comparable to more expensive brands, and the variety is exactly what a beginner would want. But you can also mix and the mixed colors are just as wonderful!
I love the colors in this set. Beautiful, quality, awesome paints.
From the box that is so light to hold, to the quality of the paints, I'm delighted. The colour range is so good and they mix together very well enabling me to make many other colours. I took a while to decide to give the Allegro paints a try having always used Winsor & Newton professional. The Allegro paints are richer and creamier and a little goes a long way. There is no doubt that I will be buying this set plus the cooler colour set in future. I thought I'd hit the jackpot when I found the watercolour paper. Now I have the paints, the results are so improved. I am 72 and have loved watercolour painting since I was in my late 20's. I'm not an artist, just someone who benefits mentally from this all absorbing hobby. Between ZenArts paper and paints, I feel my wellbeing is even more improved. I would like to add that the appetures to hold the paint in water have not stained like plastic ones do. So all in all I give ZenArt a 100% excellent feedback rating.
The quality of this set is amazing! From the travel case to the paints themselves. The paints blend beautifully. Honestly I just use them on a daily basis. I did find one of the paint trays in the case was loose but that was fixed with some glue to hold it in place. The case is the perfect size to hold a travel brush and room to blend the paints. I have purchased three of Zen Art's travel sets and each is unique with color choices and they mix and match beautifully. I'm an intermediate watercolor painter and I would recommend these travel sets for beginners and seasoned painters as well.