Monday, September 12, 2011

Leaving on a Jet Plane

Final practice yesterday for the tiny pochade.  Painted again from a post top.  The new elastic held canvas elevator works well.  Less of a paint covered thumb, and I can get to the bottom of the canvas much easier.

Tilt - almost a studio

This was almost too easy.  It is what it is.  Here I did a 10x12, the largest I plan on going in France.  I have 9 8x10 linen panels, and 10 9x12 linen pieces in a pad.  Still lots of room.  Maybe I should take a clean pair of socks.  Good painting rags.

Just before packing a few minutes ago, I printed off boarding passes.  A warning caught my eye.  Under "restricted material", paint caught my eye.  I called Air Canada.  As you would expect, I got caught in the "press 1 for" merry go round.  Never did talk to a person.  They are hiding.  I did get it from a "reliable source" however, that oil and acrylic artist paint tubes are allowed in the check in baggage.  They must be in an absorbant material and inside a leak proof container.  Large zip lock bags work well.  So we are ready to go.  The chauffeur (my daughter) just blew in the door.  So here we go.  I'll let you know what we forgot.  We travel light with a back pack.

Later in the Test

I am deploying the concepts I have been developing in my townscape series here in the landscape.  Not too evident yet in this one.

Distilled - in process

I plan on using the approach in Paris and Normandy.  Stay tuned.


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  2. looking forward to hearing about your painting trip to france ... hope you have a fab time!!

  3. you have explained everything in easy way so that any body can understand easily

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  5. Boundless,
    The design is based on Awesome Inc. with some modifications. Not sure what they are now.

  6. Amanda,
    I posted the first instalment about the trip. More to follow.

  7. Web,
    I try. The aim of the blog is to help others and to entertain a bit.

  8. Mobiles,
    OK. Remember I am not a photographer. Most of my pictures are from a painters point of view - even though i take lots I seldom use them for painting reference, preferring to train my eye on site.

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