Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Looking towards the Sandias
Painted in the Car - Looking toward the Sandias
6x8in oil on canvas board Not for sale
I managed to do a few painting in the car on the trip. Some of them have wavy spots where
the car hit a bump but all in all they will be good color studies for a future painting.
Here is a photo for those who have not seen my set-up.
My little painting box rests on my open glove compartment. I hang a trash bag from it too.
This doesn't show it, but I rest my palette in a pizza box just in case we stop suddenly.
I use water based oils so no solvents are in the car. Brushes and water go in the door.
A pack of baby wipes for my hands and I am all set.
It sure makes those long car trips fly by.
I am a painter living in Las Cruces, NM. After many years as an illustrator I turned to fine art to develop my own artistic voice. I currently teach talented and enthusiastic artists in oil, acrylic and egg tempera painting. I am also a member of the Artist Guild of Southern New Mexico.