Here she is stuffed full. Absolutely everything fit…I was stoked. That’s my cigar pochade box there, have you seen the video of how I put that together with no tools? Even my old workshirt is in there, cuz I make a mess with art supplies.
Since I’m using up older art supplies, I grabbed this set of opaque watercolors by Pelikan. They fit and I hadn’t touched them in a couple of years or more. Not as rich and yummy as my tube gouache, but they worked. And was nice to have all these colors at my disposal.
Let’s see, I successfully stuffed into this case my cigar pochade box, gouache pan paints, paper towels, washable cloth – cuts down on paper towel use, masking tape, collapsible water container, my glasses, white tube gouache, brushes, spray bottle and a big water container. Oh yeah, my workshirt. Not bad, eh? All stuffed in my newly upcycled Samsonite train case? Here’s a close up of more of my stuff.
A closer look at some of my art supplies.
My new train case is so handy to carry, and I even had my wood 6 x inch hardboard support ready to tape down to my pochade which you’ll see next. I had a piece of plexiglass cut to fit my pochade box, perfect for mixing my gouache paints and cleans up easily. In last weeks Art Tip I shared about my plein air adventure and the cool cell phone apps I used for my viewfinder.
Overall the pan paint set did pretty well, but since i am so accustomed now to using oil painting techniques with my gouache, I did come home and add a bit more gouache in spots til it got a bit richer. And here it is:
Blessings and Paint On! ~Joanie