So, I've now got three different sizes of travel painting kits...
Jane Davenport pan watercolours
Water brush & 2 travel brushes
Faber-Castell pencil crayons
Stabilo 'All' white pencil
Tom Lynch Composition Tool
Holbein Acrylic Gouache
Lamy fountain pen
Ranger Mini Mister
Martha Stewart brushes
U.go 6x8x1.25 palette
Stainless brush washer
Judson's 7x9x5.5 ThumBox (Guerilla Painter)
Stay Wet palette
Brush washer & rag
I can also fit a small mixed media sketchbook (this one is 4.25x6 by Peter Pauper Press) or a couple of painting panels in each case.
A few things I've learned about myself while focusing on sketching this year are:
1. I really don't like drawing with pencil or charcoal...too messy. I really like pen & ink (I'd like to find a waterproof ink that doesn't clog my Lamy fountain pen) or very fine markers.
2. I prefer a smaller sketchbook (4.25 x6 or 6x8) with hard covers & smooth, white/mixed media paper that lies flat when open.
3. I still love acrylics best even in gouache and I'm so glad to have been pointed in the direction of odor-free Holbein.
4. The watercolours I prefer are small pans that re-wet easily & are vibrant.
5. I think I'd also like to try a few Derwent Inktense pencil crayons for brighter colours.