We don’t always need the best equipment to practice with. Drawing a skyline with a stick in the sand every day is better than practicing with oil paints only once a month. While oil paints lend themselves to more color and potential, a paint brush is only as good as the artist who wields it.
Don’t wait for all the best equipment and most expensive tools. Their day may never come. Beauty comes from the artist’s skill. So practice your painting in the sand. Use whatever is right around you. After all, sunsets use clouds and landscape, including the sand.