Trying out some new art supplies!
Stillman & Birn sketchbook in my bag along with my travel set watercolor pans. It's a nice size for traveling and the paper is very bright!
Fredrix paint boards so much that I hardly noticed the weather!
I just received a couple of cases of the new archival painting panels form Fredrix, and I'm looking forward to getting some paint on them this weekend! It's been much to cold this week for painting en plein air, but the forecast is for slightly warmer weather this weekend, although there's a chance of rain. Fredrix has asked me to make a video with these new boards, so I'm off to the nearest beach paint en plein air and do a little filming. I really like these new boards -- they are lightweight and yet extremely strong and durable. The core is a post-consumer foam material, an it's covered with cotton canvas primed with a multi-media ghessoe. And, it's even gallery wrapped. The result is the perfect panel that I can use with any medium -- including watercolors. So I plan to paint both oils and watercolors this weekend on these boards. I might even use these for some muti-panel watercolor paintings! So if you're at the beach this weekend and you see an artist painting on some rather large boards with some videos cameras set up, it'll probably be me.