Sunday, October 26, 2014

Painting on Fripp Island


 I was hoping to get more painting done at the beach but I should have known better.  Just too much fun to be had to spend that much time concentrating.   However I did take a bunch of photos (instagram.com/artforpetesake) that could become paintings at some time
This is a small box I re purposed  for painting 7 x 5 panels.   
 A tree protrait from the deck
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The sketch on the left is on brown paper with charcoal and white pastel
 John and I did make it to the crab dock and we did catch some crabs but there is a lot of time between checking the traps so we had time to do a couple of painting.  Mine on the left is acrylic with palette knife and some brush work John's on the right is watercolor pencil and brush   5 x 7 watercolor paper



 Definitely a world class spot.  I love these clouds and I'm sure they will show up in future paintings
Black and White pastel on brown paper  9 x 12

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Another Paint Box

 room for 2 wet 5 x 7 panels face down.  adjustable cord to set the angle of the open lid. can be laid out all the way flat. There is another identical box that velcro's to the bottom of this one and has a sliding top for the oil cups, tubes and ect
 butcher paper removable palette and a brush /knife/pencil holder to keep them off the wet palette when the box is closed.   a 5 x 7 panel in the painting position.  hinged plexi fold out brush and water/ oil cup holder
 loaded and ready for paint
box in action with acrylic paints.  the plexi side tray is folded in and ready to close up

Monday, October 06, 2014

Todays Painting


Today's painting that I shouldn't be doing.  I have too much "job" related things on the list but I couldn't help myself.  I saw this pencil sketch and wanted to try this new paint box. I'm obsessed with coming up with the easiest and most minimal set up for doing "walking " paintings.  I want to be able to do quick 5 x 7 oil or acrylic location paintings and not have to carry allot of stuff.  So this is the latest setup. A metal box that playing cards came in and a daily pill box for the paints. I hold this on a 9 x 12 sketch pad that I use for black and white pastel value sketches and palette. The biggest problem with all these various pochade boxes is the ability to carry more than one wet painting home. The other challenge with acrylics is having to have water to clean brushes.  With oil, it's  the opposite, oil stays wet too long and gets all over everything.  I like thick paint so that doesn't help.