I'm am all about art supplies. I love nothing more than to sit at my drafting table with a fiesta of colorful paints, markers and tools within reach. It's also handy to have a few supplies that are easy to pack up and take with me for long family functions, for travel, or even for a trip to the park with the kids.
One of my all-time-favorite, easy-to-pack art supplies is my compact set of Winsor Newton watercolor half-pans (the official name for these little dried cubes of paint). I love to work with pan paints on the go. And each half-pan can be replaced as it is used—without having to get a whole new set of colors. In fact, you can swap the colors around, add new ones, remove a few, and make your own custom palette to paint with.
The teensy-tiny box opens up to reveal plenty of palette surface for mixing colors. There is even a little water tray for plein-air painting. (I don't use the water tray myself. I'm happy to bring a larger cup along.) Also included is a small, round paintbrush which is stored inside the compact.
These pan paints don't offer the same pigment depth as top-of-the-line tube paint, but they are a good quality for a traveling set. And this little box of watercolors has remained one of my favorite art supplies over many years. You might recall my March of the Tools post on these from a few years back.
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