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Aug. 6th, 2011 | 01:25 pm

Painting outdoors is a challenge for me.  But, I want to do it this trip, so I have done some prep toward that end.

I decided on the best way for me to paint outside.  It has to be convenient and small or I won't do it.  So, I prepped these little pieces of water colour paper that I already had.  My sister gave them to me as a part of a gift a while back.  The under coat is acrylic paint so that I can paint in oils on paper.

I'm going to tape them with double sided masking tape to pieces of cardboard, two at a time and take them where I want to paint.  I will either work in the camp area or go in the car so that I can easily lay out the wet paintings for transport to where I can dry them.  They are tiny 4 x 6" so I will work on several at a time, quick studies. Rough and unfussy.

Here is my bag of stuff to take with me for making tiny oil paintings in the outdoors. 

In it are:
Water soluble oils (can't take the chemicals in the regular oils and mediums)
spray bottle
bottle for medium and one for water
palette knife
brushes rolled in a bamboo place mat (just a few)
painted paper
cardboard mounts
small collapsible stool
a camera to use as a view finder and to record what I might want to work on later.

Lets see what I can do with that.

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from: Kathy .
date: Aug. 6th, 2011 11:16 pm (UTC)

I love seeing how other artists pack up. I'm just packing my supplies for my Alaska kayaking now, but I'm not brave enough to take oils, water soluble or not. Painting outside is not my strength either, but I love doing it, if nothing else, it helps me see. Have a great trip and post your pics!

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from: elainemari
date: Aug. 7th, 2011 02:36 am (UTC)

Thks. Kathy. I'll post pics. I keep a trip blog so will post to that when I get back and put a link here and on fb.

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