I used to think that doing art outside was a hassle because you had to bring STUFF with you. By that, I meant you had to bring an easel, paint, waterbuckets, brushes, mediums, canvas, papers and so on. But lately, I’ve seen artists go out in the world and do travel journaling – and do wonderful watercolors without breaking their back to bring all the heavy equipment. That’s where I discovered the beauty of portable watercolor palettes.
Although, I have bought some of the portable ones like the Winsor and Newton Travel Kit and the Sakura Koi Field box 24s I find them very bulky to carry around and a bother to paint with while I am on the go. So I just brought the Winsor with me and bring a huge bag.
But as I was reading about people who do plein air art and travel journaling, I found that some carry their own palette in an altoid tin case. I also found an excellent tiny set from Sennelier from the Craft Central that was compact enough for my needs. So this is what I ended up with