Monday, January 19, 2009

"English Wetlands" 1-19-09

Today I painted this miniature watercolor of some wetlands in England. It measures only 2.25" x 4.25", yes it's a wee tiny thing! I have some pictures from England I want to work from sitting on my kitchen table; so this morning as my oatmeal and coffee got cold, I did this little painting.
Here's a picture of one of my tiny travel kits, this one is set up with my 'Altoids' watercolor kit. I have small watercolor brushes that I cut the handles off of so they are short and fit in my kit. The watercolor kit or box is stuck into a metal pencil case that I can use to mix my colors and hold the paper and watercup at the same time. It's a great little set up, and I like keeping it handy at the table. I did the Snowy Egret in the last post using this kit, but just drew with my inktense watersoluble pencil, not watercolors.
This painting will be up for sale soon in my Fine Art Gallery Blog, please email me if you'd like to make an offer for it unframed, ready to mail!


Julie B said...

Mary, I love your little paintbox setup! Putting your altoids tin in a metal pencil box is a super idea. Thanks for sharing.

Mary McAndrew said...

Thanks Julie!
I like to problem solve, and I find when I'm painting in the field, standing, you have to hold your sketchbook and paints and brushes etc etc...this is an experiment I'll be doing more with.
I like using the lid of the box for a bigger color mixing area.