I have several large watercolor palettes. The key word here is: large! They actually work fine in the big studio when I am working on a large painting, but they are really impractical for my tiny corner desk where I generally work every day. I also have several tubes of watercolor paint. The brands vary, but most are either Daniel Smith or Winsor & Newton. What I really want is something portable, easy to use, cheap, and that works on my desk when I’m doing micro art.

Instead of showing you art, today, I want to show you something that I use to make it. I’ve been using watercolor a lot lately. I decided, since I’m making tiny pictures, to get a set of Daniel Smith Dots from Amazon. This is a set of small “dots” of every color of Daniel Smith watercolor paints. I wanted to be able to take them with me when I travel or want to work at the local coffee shop for a change of pace.