I love to watercolor when I am traveling. Whether it is a sketchbook or easel practice – one never knows. With the limitations on travel of late, I decided that if I was going to have the luxury of a car trip I might as well put an entire Robax palette into my suitcase.
And let’s just say – yeah, don’t do that. So I put in the work – and created a palette that had a tremendous amount of colors – into a palette that was made for traveling. It folds closed – and yes all of the colors stay in place; once they have cured, onto the polycarbonate surface of the palette.
The ShinHan PWC Palette and additional 18-well insert brought this system to a total of 53 colors; while still having a good sized mixing area.
I went through all of the colors in my vast collection and made personal choices on what I would keep for travel. Believe me, if I am going to post about it, I am going to do an exhaustive selection process. It is subjective, certainly, but I did the work to make the best choices, so that I could feel confident sharing them with you.
I then organized it so the color ranges were easily accessible. Here I am sharing those details with you if you want to make your own travel palette.
You can download the template that I created to paint the watercolor swatch key, and see the listed paints, as organized and by manufacturer.
I have also linked to the watercolors and palettes shown below and at my Amazon list: https://www.amazon.com/shop/palettini?listId=T7M83J5ZD4XN.
I hope you find the results of my project useful to your own watercolor practice. Even if your travels extend only to a walk around your neighborhood!
And here is my favorite little padded traveling bench that I fold up and put in the trunk, or take out to the beach!