I've recently fallen hard for tube watercolors, and it's a real love. They're the best, and they're really so efficient. Using them from the tube is great for a sharp pigment, but I really love the fact that I can squeeze a bit into a tray, and then I've got this solid pigment to use. I don't know, this might not make sense, but I finally get it.
I've never actually gone out to buy tube watercolors myself. My collection is a mix of hand-me-downs from a couple different people who had never really used them for various reasons. I'm okay with this. I mean, I know I'm not painting huge pieces every day, but I do paint every day, and I don't know when I'll even need to restock my watercolor arsenal. Need is the keyword though. I miss roaming around for art supplies. I haven't done that in ages.
That's the thing about small towns. I really love living in the country most of the time, but then I think about how nice it would be to walk just a few blocks to gaze longingly at the biggest canvas options in my spare time. I think about travelling, but I don't really know what I'm doing with that, like most people my age. Who ever really knows what's going on?
This is where I admit that I'm writing this at four in the morning, switching back and forth from Bloglovin' to YouTube to this gold. It's getting harder to type proper words, so I'll leave you with this: If you paint with watercolors, and you don't already, use tubes. Be efficient.