I tend to learn things really well…primarily because I learn things The Hard Way. And so it has been with coming up with a watercolor box I am satisfied with.
First I bought one, pre-filled with the manufacturer’s favorite colors. Then I learned about using a minimal palette of colors and choosing my paints carefully over at HandPrint.com. I gave that box to a friend.
Then I built one using an “Altoids Curiously Strong Mints” box. I gave that one to a friend.
Several wooden boxes followed which were nice, that I also built. You guessed it…friends got those too.
Then I hit on this one and it’s a winner. It’s a plastic “Fly Box” from BassProShops.com. It costs $3.49, is small, floats, and fulfills my wildest watercolor box fantasies!
I need to add that the wells in this box are also large enough for a 5/8″ flat brush to fit into. That was important to me because I know eventually I’ll attempt larger sketches or paintings in the field. And those will require larger brushes than the water brush I typically use.