Nothing makes my heart go a flutter more than visiting art supply store in the
towns and countries I visit. I love the smell of oil paints, the texture of
different papers and the excitement of trying a new brush, pen or paint. I've
been hooked since I was a kid. When I was all of 8 years old I'd save my
allowance in hopes of going to town with my mom. If I was lucky she would take
me to the art supply store. I still have the colored pencils I bought.
I also know some of my favorite sketching experiences have been with nothing
more than a small sketchbook and a pen. My most memorable sketch was on the
back of a 9x11 envelope drawn with a ball point pen while sitting at the end of
a hospital corridor. What I am trying to say is... the experience is what's
important. Whether you have meager art supplies or an entire studio filled with
supplies, your art supplies aren't going to dictate the type of experience you
Here’s my small watercolor sketch kit.
It’s small enough to carry in my purse or on my morning walks.
Sketchbook: Stillman & Birn, Beta
Series 5.5 x 8.5 Hardbound LINK
Palette: Winsor & Newton Cotman Box.
I removed the student grade paint pans and fill with my tube colors. LINK
List of paint colors:
When I list two brands it means I use either brand of paint.
Water Dish: Sea to Summit. I love these light weight collapsible
containers. The size shown is the, X Shot. LINK
Pen: Lamy Fountain Pen, Nib size is your choice. I am currently using the 1.1mm. The nice thing about this pen is you can easily change nibs for very little money. LINK Ink for Pen: Noodler's Ink Lexington Gray LINK
Brush: Two options here. da Vinci Travel
Brush, Size 8. LINK