The Aquarius Urban Sketching Kit. (Thanks Roman!) This is quite similar to the Travel Kit that you can see here.
I also added Hansa Yellow Medium, Potter’s Pink, Cobalt Teal and Quinacridone Gold and they neatly fitted in the middle of the tin between the metal clips.
These extra colours made the kit more usable for me. But I wanted to add Cobalt and I’m still not sure which is my favourite earth yellow and earth red/orange in the Aquarius range.
So this week I decided to take out the tray with the metal clips and fill up the tin in a similar way to my normal palette. This is the layout I worked out, adding full pans of Cobalt, Venetian Yellow Earth and Quinacridone Maroon.
I was happy with my plan but it was impossible to implement as the Aquarius tin is slightly smaller than the Schmincke or Art Basis tins that I normally use. I had to move a few pans around and trim off the outer corners of the end full pans to fit everything in. It’s a super tight squeeze so I’m not sure what I’ll do when I need to change a pan.
I’ve decided that all the original colours in the kit are to remain until I have tested them properly.
No definitive recommendations at this stage… I’m just documenting what I’m using at the moment for my everyday sketching. But I can say at this stage that I’m enjoying this palette!
Finally, if you are interested in comparing how this set varies from my usual palette please check out this article.