Saturday, May 24, 2014


I painted this on location with my newly devised, work in progress, painting kit.
Foam core board, Winsor Newton palette, brush, 6B pencil (hiding behind the brush), a 8x10"mat with 5x7"opening, watercolour paper, rag and 3 bull dog clips!
I saw a fellow urban sketcher use a bulldog clip to keep their palette on their board. Genius!

This collapsable water holder has a handle which I clipped onto my foam core board. It gets heavy if I'm standing so...

there is this much lighter option, which means changing the water more often. I think I'll stick with this next time.

Also, a rag clipped onto my board. However, it just means holding a longer and heavier board. Great if I'm sitting but I think I'm going to cut a shorter board and keep the rag and paper towels on hand. Like I said, it's a kit in progress.
Hope this inspires some to paint outdoors!
And now, I'm off to my group art show!!


  1. This is such a clever idea - and I like the bulldog clip idea too. Great painting of the scene.

  2. SOoooo GREAT Looking! I like the colors!

  3. How fun! You certainly make plein aire look easy to manage, but I think it takes great skill to do what you do out there! The painting is really beautiful, Nora. I admire the way you portrayed the scene before you, but used your own style and your own way of seeing. Have fun at the show!

  4. Your art is always so beautiful, Nora. I love that fresh and loose style you have so very much!

  5. Grades ideas y hermosos trabajos,felicidades Nora

  6. These are beautiful paintings, Nora. You make plein aire look so wonderful!

  7. Thanks for sharing your set up. Love the tulips too.

  8. Thanks for sharing your ideas. Hope to see you Saturday.

  9. I love the vivacity of the sketch and also how you show the process Nora.