Art Journals, sketches, TV sketches, watercolors. Read: guilty pleasures, fixations and obsessions.

Money Well-Spent

playtime watercolor palette before & after-sm

Freshly-filled pans, clockwise from upper left: DSAureolin, DS Quin. Red, DS Anthraquinoid Red, Holbein Bt. Sienna, DS Indanthrone, DS French Ultramarine, DS Manganese, DS Cobalt Turq., DS Cobalt Violet, WN Opera Rose, DS Moonglow, DS Buff Titanium, Schmincke Payne’s Gray, DS Quin. Sienna, Quin. Gold, DS Italian Deep Ochre, DS Indian Yellow. #10 Grumbacher synthetic round.

Recently, I came across my childhood watercolor tin. I’d been puzzling over the variety of fancy, name-brand empty tins online with the idea of customizing one for my travel sketch kit. The prices were quite daunting, however; I’d much rather spend the money on paint and paper. And food. šŸ˜›

This vintage Playtime tin will allow me to bring larger pans and a bigger variety of color with me. Just think: all these many (many) years later, I am getting such pleasure from this item ā€” and the original investment was a mere 29ā‚µ! I’d say that was money well-spent. Thanks, Mom!

 

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