Saturday, May 24, 2014

statuesque

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!!

9 comments:

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

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  2. SOoooo GREAT Looking! I like the colors!

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  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!

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

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  5. Grades ideas y hermosos trabajos,felicidades Nora

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

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

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

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

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