May 25, 2012

Simple tools for outdoor painting

What do you take when you go out to draw or paint?

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I like to travel light, so here are my tools – a small watercolour pad, travel watercolour set, a piece of rag (in this case, an old sock), 2 pens, a water brush plus a small bag, which is just big enough for all the tools.

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My favourite pens are 0.1 and 0.8 pigment liners. The water brush is handy for dabbing on colours.

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An image from my sketch book, completed recently.

Paint party Friday

Hope you have a happy weekend.

34 comments:

JKW said...

I am absolutely in love with your sketchbook painting. The explanation for what to take for outdoor sketching is so helpful. Blessings, Janet PPF

minnemie said...

Oh I love, love, love your watercolor and ink piece!

Mandy said...

Oh...i love this so so much...its so pretty....i want to see it in person...i don't really go out to paint...its nites a luxury i have at the moment tho think taking my kids out to do a landscape may be a fun activity...xxx

Helen Campbell said...

Wonderful sketchbook painting! Thanks for sharing your travel kit, I really need to get one set up. Happy PPF!

Lynn said...

Truely lovely scene. I just packed for my travels this weekend and proably packed too much. Most of what you take plus more brushes and pens and Tom Bows and two artist journals. Silly I know for four days. But hey, you never know.
Hppf.

Robin Panzer Art said...

Great travel kit and a wonderful sketchbook painting! Happy PPF!

Sadami said...

Hi, Evelyn,
Soooo cute and lovely!! I love them all.
Cheers,Sadami

Netty said...

Loving your beautiful sketchbook painting and thats a great travel kit. Happy PPF, Annette x

Elisa said...

i love sketching on location too! Cheers for that!:) Love your light outdoor sketch. very refreshing! Thanks for sharing! :)

Hybrid J said...

Lovely sketchwork, lively drawing with happy color palette. Wonderful!

The water brush is (almost) a must for outdoor sketching, right? ;)

stardust said...

Lovely sketchbook painting! I wish I could draw and paint like you, Evelyn.

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

I keep putting those little kits together then going nowhere with it because my little sketches don't come out like yours. Awesome!
cheers, dana

Pointy Pix said...

wow, your illustrations are beautiful. I love your style with watercolour and pen. I would love to have the confidence to sit outdoors and sketch but I fear I'll always be a behind closed doors sort of artist! your work is stunning!

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

What a great sketchbook painting. The line work and color and beautiful. Happy PPF

Tammie Lee said...

such a wonderful kit and inspiring
i change my supplies every time i walk out the door. perhaps this would be better.
love your painting, it is charming.

Anne said...

Wonderful sketchbook page! Love your style!

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

I have a similar little set of pens and notebook in my bag at all times, and I loved seeing your little sketch... I have the same w&N travel set as that and it is just perfect isn't it... I would be lost without it...xx

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Excellent rendition ~ love your artstyle ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

Mari Jose Molina said...

Hi, congrat, your artwork is fantastic, im your big fan now! :) cheers!

Molly said...

I always keep the same supplies in my bag-- 1 or 2 of my rapidograph pens, my pentel water brush, a sketchbook and a small set of watercolors... but I don't end up doing much outdoor sketching. It is something that I want to try more. Your sketch is a great inspiration.

Giggles said...

Thanks for sharing...I love the old sock idea!! Very nice style!!

Hugs Giggles

Nora CG said...

Your illustration is fantastic!!! Love all the details. Happy Friday!

Christine said...

beautiful painting from a simple set of tools!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Love that you pack lightly when you paint outdoors!
Never thought to use a sock...but it's a good idea.
Your sketchbook painting is great!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Ayala Art said...

I rarely paint outside, but I draw, so I carry pen and pencil 99% of the time.
That page in your book is beautiful, so fresh.

Melisa said...

Love it! I keep packing my kit around but can't seem to get myself to take it out and use it. I don't like people watching.

kristin maynes said...

Your artwork is wonderful! I love it! One of my fav things about watercolors is the sketching with paint and you captured it superbly. Thanks for sharing your tools, I enjoy seeing what others use. I need to get me a water brush. :) Happy PPF!

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

Lovely light kit and light soft painting...
How r u doing Ev?
Nice to see your works:)

Linda said...

Your piece is fantastic. Outdoor painting/drawing is something I've always wanted to try but thought I'd feel silly doing so I never have. Sad huh?

Keep it up.

Viola said...

Evelyn, this is a beutiful piece of art you've made! :)
You are welcome to visit my new art blog.. :)

L.W.Roth, said...

I am thrilled at last to see what a waterbrush looks like. I've been wondering what you all have been using when you go out and about in plein air. Thank you Evelyn for this post. I've made my next shopping list.

Jane said...

The tools I bring when I go out sketching are more or less the same as the ones you bring, the waterbrush is totally indispensable ! Your watercolor sketch is so lovely, just the way a true watercolor should be like :-)

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