I went out and put together a small watercolour sketch-kit today.
It's a watercolour Moleskine that I've had for at least 6 months, but never gotten around to trying out yet, a compact pocket size watercolour box that packs 6 pans or 12 half-pans, a Letraset waterbrush, kneaded rubber and a short 2B pencil that fits inside the watercolour box.
I got 3 whole pans and 3 half-pans for the watercolour box. The half-pans are for experimenting with which colours I want besides Golden Ochre, Burnt Umber and Payne's Grey, which is what I got in full pans. My goal is to find the perfect combination of 6, to keep the colours in check.
I did a small trial tonight in my new pocket Moleskine sketchbook, drawing and colouring some of the Arctic poppies in the garden. The sketchbook paper is difficult to paint on, but I could experiment a bit with the brush, and it dispenses water just fine and is easy to work with. I put a pan of Russian Green and a half pan of Dark Madder I found in a studio drawer in the box as well.
Next will be to try out the watercolour sketchbook.