Here I’m ready to go . It probably weighs about 6-8 pounds. The heaviest thing I am carrying in this is the water so I keep a gallon of water in my car incase I’m not in a place to find easy access to water.
I have been trying out different materials and seeing what I like. Recently I’ve been painting on linen panels with an alkyd primer. I really liked the way the oil paint behaved. But they are way too expensive for my painting habit so I’m making my own….
I went to a big box store, bought two 4×8 sheets of masonite, and had them cut it in specific sizes. The guy was great and I came home with a pile ready to paint. We did this project it out side. We? Marcus (my hubby) took charge… and wow – two of us did it really fast.
Marcus is a real professional . He painted the oil primer on the panels. Fine with me. I carried the panels to lay them in the sun to dry. Sherman Williams is 7 miles from my house, they sell the primer .
Here is the drying area. We had a thunderstorm in the morning so the blue tarp on the wet grass created a nice drying “table.” As you can see the sun is moving fast.
Of course here is Willek using his cigar box while sitting on the dock and half in a dory in Perkins Cove in the warm afternoon sun. He’s one of a kind ! I love this guy !
We stopped in Brattleboro along the West River in the late afternoon. It was mostly green with the fields of corn turning golden brown. The hills across the river in NH were a vivid blue. I love that town and the way it is tucked in along the river with those steep hills on the NH side. I used to live there. It is really a nice community.
All sketches are marker and watercolor on 60 lb. paper.