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11-15-2002, 12:20 PM
Morning all,

Since I lost my camera, I'm forced to rely on old images of paintings of past days.

Just for fun, if anyone has photos of their outdoor work projects, I'd love to see them.

This was taken at a nearby state park and I found the truck more interesting and less difficult to paint than the scenery - especially at high noon in the summer.

As you can see I never leave home without my TV Tray to set up my pastels and my collapsible chair.

What have you got to show?


11-16-2002, 12:49 AM

11-16-2002, 02:04 AM
slightly off the subject but the picture prompts it ... how many pastellists find that they sometimes work with one hand in their pocket? I know I do it sometimes, thought I was the only one! Don;t know WHY I do it tho. because mostly I have a tiny tray of pastels in the free hand.

I am on a mission now - to find a British version of the TV tray. Any UK artisits find anything like it? If so, where?


11-16-2002, 05:52 AM

Just wanted to say wonderful old truck! Wish I had seen it -- and looks like you did a great job of the painting, too.

Sorry, don't have a picture of me painting at the moment. I'll have to ask Carly to take one of me next time we go painting together!

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11-16-2002, 12:23 PM
Ha! I actually paint with my hand behind my back or with it in my back pocket. I shudder to think of what pastel dust accumulates there at the end of a good painting session.

Dan, I love the beach scene and forgot to check where you are from. Where is this taken?

Jackie, TV trays are not easily available in the US stores as much as in thrift stores. We can acquire them for about $3.00 each - and even less if they are warped or have paint on them. (those are the most fun)

The other type of stand my teacher uses is something you will be able to find in your restaurant supply stores. They are called "jack stands" in the biz. They are what the waiters put their serving trays on in restaurants when serving meals at tables. A piece of masonite board placed over them supports the pastel tray. Actually they come in two heights and the taller ones are perfect for when you are standing at the easel.

If you want, I can try to take a photo from our class and send you one.

Marsha - can't wait to see your pics.

Well - it's warm and sunny today and I'm off to do oils in the field.


11-16-2002, 01:10 PM
I live on the east coast of Vancouver Island this pic is looking towards the sunshine coast on the mainland where Katherine J lives

11-16-2002, 01:19 PM
Here is my setup. Instead of a tv table I use the drawer on my easel.