Author: Ruth_Vines, Contributing Editor
|What I pack in my box:
Waterbottle (for acrylics) - I use an empty rinsed plastic container that used to hold powdered drink mix. You can make a smaller water well by using the lid.
Glass container for turps (for oils) and for mediums
Tubes of paint (oil or acrylics)
Gessoed panels or stretched canvases
Papertowels or toilet paper
Notebook and pencil for thumbnail sketches
Resealable bags to store tubes of paint and brushes in
|This box is designed for being held in your lap while you are sitting on the ground or on a small stool/chair. Consider adding a device to the bottom, to be able to screw in a sturdy tripod, so you can paint while standing up.
As you can see, there is plenty of room in this box. It's worked very well for me, as it holds everything I need for a plein air day. I hope you can use these instructions to make your own painting box. Happy painting!
|B i o g r a p h y|
|Thanks to WC and its community Ruth ventured into new fields recently: Oil painting and Plein Aire. She has been painting mostly in acrylics and watercolors since her teens, and is very thankful for this online community, where she can share her work and progress, give and receive critiques, and meet the most interesting people!|
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