I have a work in progress painting from my outing today. I went across Lake Butler to the other side from my community and started a painting of the boat houses. I was in a relaxing mood this morning and took my time. I will go back to the same location to finish it another day. This is about 2 hours scoping location, drawing and painting.
I was anxious to try my new toys I got at the Florida Watercolor Society Convention & Trade Show last week. I've always wanted a travel brush set. At some point, I will condense my kit even more to have a small one that just fits in my purse, I can use on occasion, instead of carrying a separate bag. They just happen to be the same brush type I use all the time plein air painting. I love the Escoda Perla series. In addition to the #14, I now have a #10, #6 and a #2, in the travel kit! The extra bonus is I can use them in the studio too! The smaller brush came in really handy on the spanish moss. It doesn't show up very well in the photo, they came in a black leather case.
I also bought a #16 Escoda Versatil. I had a #14 and found it to be a bit small for what I wanted. This is a synthetic sable brush. I like to have a bigger sable like brush to lay in large washes and skies. This worked out really well!!
To quote Tom Haverford on the TV series, Parks & Recreation, "Treat yo-self!"