Updated: Mar 27, 2022
How to pack for a Plein Air Painting Session
When the weather permits, pack a bag, a brush and watercolor paints. I was drawn by the ability to create live in plein air, so I did. I forgot to bring some water, Ha!! Watercolor paint needs H2O, so I was creative and used the snow, it melted in my little jar because it was sunny outside.
Ultimate Plein Air Excursion
Tip #1 - Travel Kit
I found my kit online, it's a small box that can store watercolor kit , brushes, easel and paper.
Tip #2 - Canvas
Decide what to paint, if it's landscape, keep it cropped to fit your paper. Be realistic about it and focus on the main subject, for me it was the river, then I added the surroundings.
"Good Ol Fresh Air"
Tip #3 - Try anything
I had one brush, dipped it in melting snow and mixed it with paint, the water would then crystalize and create this original snow flakes pattern.
Tip #4 - Catch the clouds
Try a different area and weather, sometimes the unexpected turns out to be a masterpiece.