I have been looking for a travel watercolor kit for a while now. I've never been a huge fan of the tin pan style watercolor kits, but was just about to buy one off Amazon when I came across this little watercolor wheel at a local art store in Provincetown while we were away for the weekend.
I am IN LOVE. It makes me feel like I'm holding the Rubik's cube of watercolor paint. It's small, compact, creative, and excellent quality. The "top" is clear and doubles as a palette when you flip it over. CUTE.
Then, each tray unscrews from the wheel in two seconds making set up and tear down quick and painless.
AND THE COLOR IS AWESOME.
I want my watercolors to be thick and dense with color, saturated enough that I can do a pale wash or a sharp line and be able to control/layer the color nicely all along the way.
And 24 colors for a travel kit is way more than I thought I'd get. I threw together some swatches quick for you guys to see just how varied the kit is.
I tested them out on a quick sketch of some waves.
And then committed to a larger, more detailed painting, all while using the pan and a couple of brushes I brought along on the trip with me. Not too bad for not having all my normal paints, brushes and supplies! I'm loving this watercolor wheel!
Best price guys: IT'S LIKE $5!!!!! Yes. $5.00. You seriously can't beat that for a travel watercolor set. I'm tempted to pick another one up just to have as backup. Grab one from Blick's website here.
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