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.