Traveling with watercolor is much easier than traveling with other mediums and it is beautiful when paired with pen and ink!
Here is that list I promised. (I fit all of this, except my sketchbook, in a waterproof case.)
1. WATERCOLOR SKETCH BOOK:
I create my own books by tearing an assortment of Arches 140 and 300 lb watercolor paper and adding writing paper.
Then I create some art for the front and back covers and take this to a print shop. The front and back covers are laminated and the book spiral bound.
There is also an assortment of watercolor books you can choose from: Cheap Joes, Daniel Smith or Dick Blick.
2. WATERCOLOR PEN:
Ultra-fine Sharpie is great!
3. WATERCOLOR TRAVELING PALETTE:
Seven tubes of the small 5 ml Winsor Newton watercolor paints. Choose ones you like.
- Ultramarine Blue
- Winsor Red
- Quinacridone Gold
- Alizarin Crimson
- Burnt Sienna
I love my DaVinci size 8 brush that screws into the holder so the brush doesn’t become damaged. I typically work small when traveling, so this is a good size.
For clouds and dabbing.
6. WATERCOLOR POSTCARDS:
To send to friends along the way.
#2 Ticonderoga is just fine.
8. KNEADED ERASER:
The gray one.
9. COLLAPSIBLE RUBBER WATER CONTAINER:
REI has some nice ones.
10. SCOTCH MASKING TAPE:
To create a nice white border.
Do you have any suggestions for art supplies to bring when traveling?