Today I drove into Nashville with a good friends and we shopped at Plaza Art. I just LOVE that store! I didn't go there intending to buy anything but I always find something. I bought some watercolor paints! They came in a set of 12 and they aren't professional grade I guess but I am no professional so who cares. A few months back I bought one of those little plastic cases that contain about 5 colors of paint thinking that would do the trick. It's ok but I really wanted more colors and I kind of like using the tubes.