traveling and painting

Traveling and Painting

I forgot to post last week again! 2nd time this year, oops! I was packing and heading for my Grandma’s house for the holiday’s. It is always an interesting task as I travel with my painting supplies and 3 dogs. Lets just say my car is very very full. Anyway traveling with the idea of painting is both challenging and beneficial. It is really nice to be able to get work done, but having to move all my supplies is a pain.

Usually I don’t have all my typical items and I currently am not a fan of my travel easel (even though it packs up nicely). So I bring a box with all my paint, the canvases I need, the brushes I use, my palette, towels, and more. Then I have to set up my space with all those supplies and my set up to film all my painting sessions, which requires a computer, camera, and something to hold the camera.

One of the biggest challenges of painting on the go is the paint dries differently in different environments. For example at my grandma’s house it is really dry, which causes the paint to dry faster and get a tacky feel while painting. It is more of a challenge to paint quickly.

Anyway today is Christmas eve and I for the first time since starting to paint full time am taking a week off from painting. Meaning I will be painting by Friday :).

Happy Holidays!