Thursday, July 3, 2008

New Playtoy

I went supply shopping yesterday at my favorite art supply store and picked up some needed sketchbooks,blocks, inks, waterbrush, etc. But at the register was the cutest little thing! I couldn't believe an ART supply store would have one of these - a tiny pan watercolor set. It is 2.5" wide and 1/75" high. (first picture)

Inside are 8 teeny blocks of watercolor. And a brush. :) I just laughed it off until I saw the sample painted by an employee. I figured for $1.39 I couldn't go wrong for carrying in my purse for adding color to sketches made when I'm out shopping. ESPECIALLY if i'm using a waterbrush. Heck it even has a hole for hanging from a keychain.

Colors: white, yellow, orange, red, blue, green, brown, black.

The following two sketches were made waiting for my bus at Wal-Mart with the pan set and waterbrush. I had no support surface, just the sketchbook. I held it and the pan in one hand and sketched with the w/c - not too bad (in my humble opinion)


Sarah M said...

That is a cute little watercolor set! Looks like it will come in handy for sketching when you're out and about.

freebird said...

You are so lucky to have found this small set. I'm a sucker for anything small.

Capt Elaine Magliacane said...

Is there a manufacturer mark on it? I MUST have one... I love it... I want it... not true I NEED it... sounds like it's the same size as the home made Altoids tins wc set folks make... which reminds me I need to buy some half pans for the Altoids box I made.