Grasshopper and Sensei and I are huge fans of watercolor painting. We are especially fond of travel size watercolor kits, even though we rarely paint en plein air. We have fantasies of painting outside while on vacation or at an art museum; fantasies that never come to pass. It’s probably because we don’t have the right art supplies. That’s right! That’s our reason and we are sticking to it.
If only … if only we had these kits. We’d be painting up a storm! Here’s a sampling of some of the art we’ve produced over the years, sadly indoors, and not with these irresistible travel watercolor kits. But if you want to know what to get us for our birthdays or Christmas — hint, hint to relatives reading — now you know!
Watercolor Travel Kit Gift Guide
This is really good paint because it’s very pigmented. It comes in a metal container which folds out so there’s more mixing room.
This pocket-sized watercolor travel set has 12 half pans of colors in a plastic box with a mixing palette in the lid.
Winsor & Newton Cotman Brush Pen Set, $22
This is a watercolor paint set with 12 half pans PLUS Windor & Newton water brush pen.
This kit has 18 water colors pans, with a refillable water brush and sponge.