Best Watercolor Paint and Paper for Plein Air Painting

Updated: Sep 8

In this video, I will be giving you my opinions on this Sennelier l’Aquarell Professional Artists Watercolor Pan Set for a kit that I am setting up for plein air painting in my own yard. This Sennielier l’Aquarelle Half Pan Set is made out of professional artist grade pigments and are honey based. They are highly pigmented and luminous! I had six layers on this painting on inexpensive paper and I am so excited to continue to try these on my Favorite Watercolor Paper which is arches. There are some sample swatches in this video.

Sennilier l’ Aquarelle extra-fine french artists watercolors are luminous and transparent. I think they will be the perfect set to start a final piece plein air but I am taking my grumbacher sketchbook with me to practice my colors and composition first to protect my arches paper until I am ready.


I also am in love with these Travel Brushes. They are perfect to get your washes and fine details. I will link a variety of travel sets to choose from.

Of course, don’t forget the basics...paper towel, water, pencils and pens and an eraser. I use any old pencil and a plastic eraser and an Ultra Fine Sharpie or a Pigma Micron. I also use any disposable container or cup for my water but I will link water cups that are great to buy as well.

If you like this video see my other art kits listed in the icards and playlists. I love to put together travel art kits to create my joy and my happy!

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