This little box of watercolors is no bigger than 5" x 6" and is extremely handy if you're a must-make-something-at-all-times kind of person like I am. (My soda should give you some idea how small it is - I threw that in there for scale). This tool is easy to grab & ready to go, whether to Granny's house, on a family vacation, or on a business trip. And I really enjoy painting from watercolor pans (those rectangular cubes of color).
Sometimes I just want to get to it & paint, without having to fuss with lids every time I need a new color.
It's been a while since I've done much with watercolors or shown you any of my watercolor work, but this is still one of my favorite little things to have around.
This set is by Windsor Newton and is called "Cotman WaterColours: The Compact Set." I think they're available at Michael's. And here are a couple of online stores that sell them as well: CheapJoes, FineArtStore, & KenBromley(UK).