I brought my plein air (yes that is how it is spelled) gear with me remembering being on the porch in the past taking pictures of this beautiful view. I overpacked as always and really got some good education on what I actually needed to bring vs what I brought. I dream of a day when I can fit everything I need just in my box and a separate tripod, but I still have a large bag to carry my paper towel and other little “just-in-case” gear and liquids in.
The view is just stunning, one step out our big sliding doors shows a river, bugs glinting from the morning sun as they fly around many of them being harmless little knats and stink bugs that I actually found quite beautiful being a bit of a bug enthusiast and constantly appreciating my macro lens on my Samsung S20+ when it comes to bugs.
My plein air box is a Meeden box. It’s really sturdy and has room for a bunch of stuff, two removable separators, and a wet box that can hold two 9×12 canvas panels back to back. I personally keep a paper pallet in my box and do most of my color mixing on a pallet knife. I don’t find myself using my pallet to store my mixed paints because I work with very small amounts of paint at a time and I find myself preferring to simply remix the color I need over checking my pallet. Don’t ask me why, I know it takes longer.
I took plenty of pictures so I can keep working on this little plein air at home. I personally don’t think I will be making this a full size painting but I do anticipate that this 9×12 will be available for sale soon. If your curious about it or one of my other paintings feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
By the way, yes that little jar does say Milk of Magnesia on it, and yes there is a story behind that. But… That is a story, for another time. God Bless!