I have been away from this medium for many years, working instead with colored pencil, graphite, and pen & ink. I have missed it dearly and now that I am back painting again, I am determined to improve my skills with some disciplined study and daily practice. I have just started a new nature/urban sketch journal and have begun to fill its pages with notes, color tests, and sketches. I am still working out the best travel sketch kit for myself, but have put together some early contenders.
Here’s what’s in my kit today:
Daniel Smith Watercolor Sticks cut up into pans
Old toothbrush for splatter
Ink and brush pens
Howda Bag (the best for carrying lots of stuff)
Plastic brush case