You can purchase a small selection of “pan’ watercolors for under $20.00. Start with the pan watercolors first before you decide to invest some big dollars on the tube watercolors which can be triple the price of the “pan” colors. If you decide you like painting with watercolors using the “pan” colors, you can always upgrade later to the tubes. You can use the actual watercolor set to mix your colors, so you don’t need a separate mixing palette, which is a good thing!
Contributor: Allison Constantino from Allisonsartwork.com