|One of the boxes|
We're off to Nepal again and I've put together what I hope will be an adequate but lightweight and compact sketch kit.
I got tired of trying to get enough colour out of watercolour pans so I've squeezed paint out of tubes into a couple of plastic boxes with partitions in them.
|cadmium red, viridian, pyrelene green,
ultramarine, permanent rose,
alizarin, cerulean and cobalt
The cadmium promptly made its way into the pyrelene green, and ran over the colour chart, but I now have a plastic barrier so it hasn't happened again. I've tried it out and it's quite convenient to use. I would have used one box but of all the boxes I found, the most suitable were these ones, which came filled with nuts and bolts from the $2 shop.
|raw sienna, hookers green, raw umber, cadmium yellow, lemon yellow, burnt umber, burnt sienna and quinacridone gold|
Nepal is such a colourful country there will be plenty of scope to use all of them.
|Custom watercolour sketchbook|
Here's an earlier version of the kit - I've since discarded the landscape drawing pad and the visual journal (which I'd taken the cover off to save weight - but then decided it's not the ideal size and shape). There are 2 travel brushes and a 1/2 inch flat brush, a sponge, a kneadable eraser (in the black box), a cloth and a waterproof cloth (to put my paints and brushses down on so I don't lose them in the grass), a mechanical pencil with a very hard lead (I still break it a lot so I've got an HB, will see if that works better) and a 2B pencil, and some black and brown waterproof markers (0.1, 0.2, 0.5 and brush), and a couple of bottles for water.