I am getting ready to go to a plein air painting workshop. I am going to paint in oil with the rest of them. When painting in pastel, you don't have to worry about bringing home a wet painting, but now I do! Especially when you do plein air and paint more than one painting in one day.
An art teacher and friend of mine, Marilyn Rose, www.artistmarilynrose.com showed me her home-made invention in the back of her car - she used many narrow stationery (writing paper) boxes and taped them together and opened the end so she could slide her painted panels in and they could lie flat and not touch anything.
Well, I just happened to shop at Costco (for my friends around the world, that is a big warehouse store) and got boxes of ziploc bags in large and small. The box for these were PERFECT for my 8x10 and 9x12 panels! I cut shelves out of strong cardboard and glued them in place.
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!