I got this idea from a fellow artist at a plein air workshop (Karen Margulis). I went to Michaels Craft Store and bought a wooden purse for about $5.00. I had some left-over Varathane from refinishing furniture and sealed the wood inside and out. Then, I had some foam pieces from Harry & David fruit box we got as a gift and cut it to fit in the bottom and top. Then I picked all my broken or small pieces out of my every-day palette and put them in this 6 x 8 box. Awww, ain't it cute?
I plan to take this little mini box (and mini paper!) with me on trips where we have to fly. These are vacation trips, so I plan to sit on a park bench or the grass and work in my lap on a small board. The other way I'd like to use this is in a saddle pack when I ride my horse in the mountains in the summer. Only thing I need then is a tree to tie Casey to!
Welcome to my art blog! This is where I share my explorations and learning experiences in pastel, watercolor and oil painting. I have had this blog for about six or more years. I am currently entering many national and regional juried art shows. I have a website and sell my work from there as well. I started a group called Reno Tahoe Plein Air Painters a year ago and it has grown to about 40 active painters! Each year brings new challenges and exciting opportunities. I have made many friends among other art bloggers and enjoy visiting their blogs. I hope you enjoy your visit here, and click on the links to my website and the plein air painters to see more!