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Steve Mitchell Watercolor Set by M. Graham

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Product Description

Steve Mitchell, creator/founder of The Mind of Watercolor YouTube channel, in cooperation with M. Graham & Co and Wet Paint Artists’ Materials & Framing, is introducing his first ever M. Graham watercolor set. The set – made up of ten 15ml tube colors chosen personally by Steve - is available now, and exclusively through Wet Paint.

Steve has been a professional graphic designer and illustrator for over 35 years. He first purchased M. Graham watercolors in a small local art shop to replace some of his cheaper paint. Chosen originally based on availability and value, Steve’s love of the brand grew as he continued using the colors and comparing them to other professional grade colors. M. Graham quickly became his go-to favorite. In 2014 Steve launched his YouTube channel, The Mind of Watercolor. Now with over 280,000 subscribers and 18 million views, he currently creates watercolor videos for his channel full time.

Steve explains, “The vibrancy, transparency, easy re-wetability, and large single pigment selection in the M. Graham watercolor line is just outstanding. The more I used the colors the more I loved them. I’ve also been impressed with M. Graham’s desire to maintain the traditional art of hand-crafted, small batch paint made with historic, natural bases such as honey. I’ve narrowed my favorite color choices down to a familiar, time tested group and I’m very proud of this selection. This palette has provided me with a lot of mixing success and flexibility.”


  • Azo Green
  • Azo Yellow
  • Dioxazine Purple
  • Neutral Tint
  • Indian Yellow
  • Phthalo Green Blue shade
  • Quinacridone Rose
  • Scarlet Pyrrol
  • Transparent Red Iron Oxide
  • Ultramarine Blue

Features & Benefits

Transparency – 100% of the colors in this set are rated as transparent. An excellent choice for luminosity and clean bright glazes.

Pigment load – M. Graham boasts one of the most intense pigment loads in the watercolor industry. This is perfect not only for intense colors when needed but also for creating subtle, highly transparent tints using the least amount of pigment.

Single Pigments – All colors in this selection are single-pigment colors with the exception of Neutral Tint. This helps keep mixes clean and predictable.

Split Primary Selection – The primaries in this set are divided into warm and cool versions of each primary zone to maximize color mixing flexibility. Indian Yellow/Azo Yellow, Scarlet Pyrrol/Quinacridone Rose, & Ultramarine Blue/Phthalo Green Blue Shade

Indispensable Secondaries – Two often used secondary colors, especially in landscape are green and purple. For this reason Azo Green and Dioxazine Purple have been included.

Transparent Darks and Neutrals – Darks can be mixed or colors neutralized in many ways with this selection, but M. Graham’s Neutral Tint is also a useful and transparent way of quickly achieving rich darks or neutrals, and can be used by itself as an excellent black.

Earth Tone Mixing– While the only earth tone in this set is Transparent Red Iron Oxide, the set has almost unlimited potential for easily mixing a number of beautiful, transparent and luminescent earth tones such as ochres, umbers, siennas, oxides, olives and other rich earthy hues. 

Grid color mixing chart for reference only, not included with the set.




  • 5
    Best paint set!

    Posted by Vermonterk on Jan 7th 2024

    I love M. Graham paints for their transparency with good pigment load and rewettability. This set that Steve has selected is fantastic and my go to pallette. I've only added a few colors because this does everything that I need. People worry about it not "fully drying" in the pans but I throw my sealed pallette in my bag ask the time and it's never been an issue. I love in the northeast US where it isn't arid either.

    This set is totally with the investment.

  • 5
    steve mitchell's m. graham set

    Posted by marty on Oct 23rd 2023

    i bought this set last year, i love the creaminess of m. graham paints and am enjoying the color selection. i will say using phthalo green instead of phthalo blue surprised me, but it does work. i don't use neutral tint, but otherwise its a very useful collection

  • 5
    mind of watercolor 's set of m. graham paints

    Posted by marty on Oct 29th 2022

    this is a really interesting color selection, i was curious how the thalo green would work out, but it makes good mixes. M. graham paints are lovely to work with, very soft and easily rewetable. I am pleased with this purchase