'mervin the magical magenta intercessor' ~ oil paint on canvas paper
by the time this post goes up i'll be in virginia, but as i write this i have a few hours before i leave for the airport. i know that i like to see the art supplies that others take on trips, so i took pics of what i'm taking with me.
my trusty watercolor set with 4 brushes stashed inside it. the lid is covered with paint that i've squished out onto it, not colors i've mixed. i rarely mix anything - which i guess is pretty obvious... : ) i think there are between 50 and 60 colors here.
this colored pencil case which holds 72 pencils. i bought it for the trip and i really like it. it's very lightweight and well designed. the flap in the middle holds colors i use the most - 'face colors'. the opposite side has misc. colors on it.
the back side of the middle flap doesn't hold pencils, which i thought was a waste of space at first, but then i saw the logic behind it... this side has mostly albrecht durer watercolor pencils on it, and i also have room for a tube of white gouache, an 8B pencil, a signo white gel pen, and a gum eraser.
everything i need for three weeks, except a pencil sharpener... colored pencils, paint and a new 4 x 6 stillman and birn 'gamma'. in the end there was nothing that came close to being as practical and versatile as the gamma, so it was an easy choice for paper. if you're wondering what happened to my unfinished 'daily book', i finished it. yep... i've had a sort of mini painting marathon for the last few days... : )
i wish you happy and creative days while i'm gone...
i appreciate you.
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“I decided I was a very stupid fool not to at least paint as I wanted to ... I found that I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way-- things I had no words for.”