When I wasn’t hunting around Vierzon and Pompadour with my camera, when I wasn’t sampling pate, when I wasn’t imbibing cafe, vin rouge or champagne, I was sketching and painting.
Okay, I confess there were times when I was painting with a glass of champagne next to me. The main challenge in that situation is to remember to clean the brush in the cup of water and not in the good stuff.
Because I was already traveling with about 50 pounds of cameras and computers, I decided not to bring my oil painting kit. Between the pochade box and tripod and the paints and the canvas panels, this would have required a whole suitcase for itself. Besides, having never been to these shows before, I didn’t know what the distances, locales, time constraints, etc would be, so I wanted to have a kit that was flexible and portable. I found a most ingenious little watercolor box that is no bigger than a sandwich case, but which contains 12 pans of colors, a water bottle, two cups, and two expandable palettes. With the addition of an 11×14 board with slots to hold brushes and pencils on the back, I was able to pretty much stop anywhere to paint from life.
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