Art Creation and Traveling Made Easy
Painting on location. This rock proved handy. I usually stand when I paint, but this was a relaxing experience.
The mountains were enshrouded in clouds, the snow-capped peaks playing peekaboo as the clouds danced around them, the sun occasionally showing up to illuminate. It was a magical moment in Chamonix, France, and though I was on vacation with my sweetie, I wanted to paint this magic.
Packing for a painting trip is one thing: You dedicate a lot of space and weight to your supplies, then throw in a piece of paint clothing or two. But for vacation, and for times you have to hike in quite a ways, you need to be light.
Below are a few pics of my lightest travel paint set up. Clockwise from top left:
– Only essential paint brushes with short handles. I keep it to about five brushes.
– Raymar wet paint canvas carrying case. Hold 6 canvases. I pack only 6×8 or 5×7.
– Lightweight tripod to hold pochade box. This one is the Sirui T-005KX 52″ Aluminum Alloy Tripod.
– Small 5×7 pochade box. Limited palette water soluble oil paints inside.
– Metal brush cleaner to hold water for my water mixable oil paint.
– Thermal water bottle for me and to clean brushes.
Pochade box open. This box is made by Guerrilla Painter.