Posts tagged wet panel carriers
Material World Treasures: How the Right Supplies Can Advance Your Art Work, Cathy Dietrich

Most of us are familiar with the quote, “Clothes make the man”.  It has been attributed to Mark Twain but goes back 400 years to the Latin scholar Erasmus and also to Shakespeare’s character Polonius in Hamlet.  I sense a corollary exists among artists.   It portends that “the right supplies make the artwork.”

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Plein Air Painting is Tough! (and some stuff that has helped me) Carol Marine

If you’ve never done it, I’m here to tell you that plein air painting (painting outside) is hard! The toughest I’ve done. If you’ve tried it, you know what I’m talking about already. Let us count the ways: Bugs. People passing by who feel the need to go on for 30 minutes about their aunt in Virginia who paints the prettiest butterflies, but they themselves can’t draw a stick figure. Sunburn. Sudden rain. The perfect scene in a perfectly inaccessible spot. The sun moving incredibly quickly across the sky, changing the entire scene. The clouds moving even faster! Did I say bugs already? The sun in your eyes. Glare on your painting. Oh, and hauling all that heavy gear around. Ugh.

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