Here the brush I used. It holds water in the handle and is perfect for traveling.
And here is the Sakura Koi Pocket Palette. Isn't it cute. I have other brands but the Urban Sketchers were using these so I had to try one.
I didn't think I would like these paints because they seemed a little opaque. But they worked fairly well, because I tried not to overpaint. The paper in the sketchbooks I was using did not work well with watercolor, so I'll have to look for something with real watercolor paper.
I was only going to paint for a short while so I threw some still life objects on a table without much thought. I wasn't happy with the layout, but I loved drawing and painting together, so I kept going. I pulled out some photos from my trip to Greece and had fun painting from the computer. Here are the results of a couple hours of playing with my new art supplies! I can't wait to try this again tomorrow. Maybe I can go out in the neighborhood and paint.
It was a fun few hours and made me realize how much I miss painting. I've got to make more time for painting.