Sometimes it’s useful to leave the four walls of a comfortable studio and look at the real alive world. Nature evokes emotions, help us to find more vibrant colors.
Are you ready to go for a walk with your art backpack? No? Let’s pack it together!
Every time when going to paint outdoors take along something to sit on. Of course, it may be an old bucket or a wooden box, but I would advise you to buy a special compact piece of furniture.
A canvas carrier is a less common piece of plein air equipment than brushes or easels: some inexperienced painters haven’t even heard of the thing… Guys, it’s really convenient! It protects wet artworks from snow, rain, dust and too curious passers-by. 🙂
When packing plein air stuff, don’t take too much equipment. It’s possible, that searching for a suitable view will take time. You won’t be able to enjoy the long walk because of your heavy bag.
A famous hyperrealist was holding a workshop in my city last week. When talking about picturing outdoor subjects he said that plain air painting was obsolete – a camera captures every moment with ease and preserves it unchanged for many years. I’m not so sure about that.