This set is from Sennelier, one of the best manufacturers of watercolors. The set is part of a new line of student-grade watercolors. They are also marketing this as part of their travel watercolor set series.
The case is clean and made of white plastic with an imprint on the front.It also has a black strap underneath so you can slip your hand underneath- making sure you don’t drop the case when painting. The middle of the colors has provision for a travel brush but it may also fit in an extra6 half-pans! The cover -which also acts as a mixing palette- is very easy to clean, it is not too deep and you can wet and wipe off paint without getting your precious paints wet/wasted.
The La Petite Aquarelle set here has 12 colors- specific hues they don’t disclose in the box/ packaging but I am assuming the colors are the same as that of the set of tubes.
So, included here according to its order in the set are:
(#116) Titanium White
(#574) Lemon Yellow
(#695) Alizarin Crimson Lake
(#690) Rose Madder Lake
(#326) Phtalocyanine Blue
(#307) Cobalt Blue
(#807) Phtalo. Green Deep
(#805) Phtalo. Green Light
(#252) Yellow Ochre
(#202) Burnt Umber
(#703) Payne’s Grey
All of which you may view with standard swatches at the Sennelier site here
Here is another sample of swatches of the colors. There is minimal opacity with yellow and of course white. Most colors may be easily lifted off but some are staining especially the Rose Madder Lake. I am GLAD this set has Payne’s Grey but not a big fan of the Cobalt blue. Truth be told I thought this was another color because it’s too light for my taste but I guess this provides a rich sky base color for plein-air. I am happy about the greens here though, Phtalo Green Deep’s become my fave Sennelier color and it’s not too far off from the quality of the artist grade version.
Here’s the fun part; mixing your color wheels with the primaries in this set!
You will see above that there that you can produce dull and brilliant greens as well as bright purples. Shame there is only one yellow in the set, if there was you can add a whole new range of color wheels here!
Next is my favorite part, mixing neutrals for shadows and such.
Over-all Sennelier La Petite Travel Set is a versatile set of hues that could be recommended to beginners or serious students of watercolor. It’s great for its compactness and portability, great quality paints, and commendable for the design of the case.