Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Painting in the Summer

During the Summer months its sometimes hard to get out and paint, but there are plenty of things to do to keep our supplies ready for that window of plein air opportunity. Some of us have working studios but others of us just have a shelf or maybe a closet that we keep our supplies in. Keeping our shelves organized is an on going project, but sure speeds things up when you find you need to rush out to catch the light before it changes.What can you do today to get ready for your next plein air outing? First of all decide what kind of set up you need. If you need a pochade (po shod) box, then either make one out of a craft box, old cigar box, or purchase one from one of the suppliers like or I have the pochade box made by the Judson Plein Air Outfiters and find it meets my needs, but the Open Box M looks like it would be a good box too and it will take a larger canvas. Both have accessories for different mediums. Don’t discount just taking a back pack and filling it with what you need either. You don’t have to get fancy, just get ready.

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