I think I finally found a large bag that does not feel like a large bag. Big enough to carry a large sketchbook and even my iPad, yet very light-weight canvas. And lots of convenient pockets in locations that work for me.
I tried a wet-in-wet wash on this 2-page spread of my new Stillman & Birn Epsilon book, seeing how much ripple the paper might give. Apparently not very much. This is using the granulating earth palette I just put together, though I removed the mixed gray and replaced it with Daniel Smith's Lunar Blue. Still gives a feeling of black or dark gray, but a bit livelier.