- Coloured pencils - you can have a few coloured pencils with you in a small pencil case. Make them watercolour pencils and take a water-brush and you increase your options immediately.
- Use water-colour pencils to make a tiny colour palette in the back of a sketch book on on a separate sheet of watercolour paper. Carry a travel brush or water-brush with you and you can wash in some colour with ease.
A water-soluable pencil palette Just a touch of a brush gives you a wash of colour.
- You can buy paper impregnated with colour from Peerless, who have been making their transparent watercolours for many decades. The sheets were originally designed to tint black and white photographs. They can be cut up and stuck onto a paper palette, into a sketch book or a piece of plastic film.
Peerless transparent watercolours made into a palette. The colour has been washed in behind, then plastic contact applied, then the dark Peerless colours pasted on top.
- Daniel Smith make 'try it dot' kits with many of their colours. you could make your own tiny palette with a drop or two of your favourite tube watercolours on a sheet of watercolour paper or plastic. Allow to dry and slip it into your sketch book.
Daniel Smith Try It Dots.
- Or you can buy or make up a small travel palette with your favourite water-colour paints.