I came across Jess Bruggink's work on instagram & loved her colorful readable combinations of watercolor & text, what she calls "watercolorwords". At the moment she is running a generous promotion on her etsy site, where 100% of the proceeds go to charity:water; I know you will find that last Christmas gift you are looking for in her shop. Jess' fun playful work is definitely worth an in-depth look, as it is sure to brighten your day. So check out her website, instagram, dribble, twitter for all of the goodness on display. And be sure to read her #paletteproject answers below.
What color do you wish wasn't there? Maybe the dark brick red color although it balances the brights and pastels nicely.
What is your favorite brush? I am still learning what brushes I like to work with so I've been trying lots of different kinds out. I really love this 1 princeton neptune brush in the photo for acrylics and watercolor. It also happens to be super pretty. Most often I use different cheap round brushes but I am slowly building up my supply of nicer ones.
What is your favorite paper/surface to paint on? I've been painting on arches 140 lb cold press watercolor block. I've also recently started using more hot press paper. I like switching back between smoother papers and ones with more texture. I really like painting on smooth acrylic hard board too. Just depends on what type of painting I'm doing and on my mood!
What is your favorite color to work with? I tend to gravitate toward bright orange reds and hot magentas mixed with subdued neutrals. I'm also loving neon opera pink gouache.