Tuesday, April 23, 2013


'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.

xoxo

lynne

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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.” 

~Georgia O'Keeffe

26 comments:

  1. Wishing you a very special time on your trip dear Lynne...you and your art supplies. I LOVE your intercessor bird.

    Happy Virginia! xoxoxo

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  2. I love seeing which art materials people travel with :) I hope you have a lovely time!

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  3. Mervin is such a dream 'intercessor' !!

    And thank you for this post. I am going on vacation to NM in May and was trying to find something to take my pencils with me - I always seem to buy art supplies after reading your posts. lol

    Have a fun vacation with your family. You will be missed.
    xxoo

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  4. I am getting ready to pack art supplies for the end of May...in Phoenix. Thank you for the great tips and Happy Earth week. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

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  5. Your work is always SO captivating, Lynne...
    Safe travels, and happy art making. xox

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  6. Your work is always SO captivating, Lynne...
    Safe travels, and happy art making. xox

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  7. can I just say that I adore Marvin. Magical. So very, very magical. As soon as I saw him he tugged at my heart strings. Have an awesome time in Virginia. I'll keep a light on for you until you return. XXOOXX

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  8. A beautiful painting for us to enjoy and a lovely box of goodies to take with you! Happy travels Lynne, I hope you show us your creations when you return!xx

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  9. fabulous journey to you!
    you are so right, i love seeing what supplies people take on a trip!

    xo

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  10. Mervin i am in love hes the sweetest thing and worthy of his title lol have a wonderful trip dear Lynne . love the pencil case too and the quote is perfect , see u when u return to us
    luv ya bev xoxo

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  11. Lynn, I love the bird!
    Happy to see you will be painting while away :-). By now you are there and I wish for you a very happy trip.
    I will miss you so. xoxo

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  12. Thanks for the art supply packing post! I learned from your choices and I appreciate you sharing your supplies with your avid readers. Have a great trip and please show some of the work from your daily book when you return....happy, rested and with a full gamma to share!

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  13. sweet travel set . i love seeing what you travel with ... i will have to post mine sometime (:
    xxoo
    have fun and say hi to carol !

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  14. It's nice to see what you consider to be the "essentials" in the art supply department; looks like you are well-organized, too. I like that the intercessor is a bird, as I'm in a "bird-brain" frame of mind right now (just posted the first part of 'Put a Bird on it'- your painting is on it, btw). Have a great time in Virginia!

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  15. It is always fun to see how people pack art supplies. I hope the pencil sharpener is packed somewhere too, so that you can really use all those lovely pencils. I wonder what stories will be inside of your 'gamma' book... Happy trails dear Lynne! Have a wonderful time!

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  16. Have a lovely break Lynne, Love seeing your treasure chest of supplies, loving Melvin. :)

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  17. Mervin sorry! hope he forgives me for spelling his name wrong! :)

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  18. Great travel ideas for supplies! I
    always want to take everything 'in case' I need it. Have fun on your visit.

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  19. I am leaving for a few days this weekend. I always OVER pack on the art supplies. I am going to force my creativity into some boundaries this time. It's good to have an example of that.

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  20. Have a wonderful trip Lynne. Can't wait to see all the wonders that catch your eye. Trips can be so enlightening, but then again you are already pure light.

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  21. Have a wonderful trip Lynne. Can't wait to see all the wonders that catch your eye. Trips can be so enlightening, but then again you are already pure light.

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  22. Hope your trip is wonderful. I am going through withdrawal from your art already. I'll just have to look through your archives! I would love an online class from you. Please?!

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  23. Love your bird art- colours and depth are wonderful. And so interesting to see your art supplies... and always so wonderful to see what you can create with these items. Sometimes I think the amount of art making items I have around me limits my ability to create as I can't make up my mind what to use! I hope you have a wonderful trip Lynne!

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  24. have a nice artistic time and spring inspiration ! :)

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  25. Great to catch up and find you are off doing an exciting adventure. I cannot wait to hear all about it.

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  26. Hello Lynne,

    Just stopping by from Joanie Springer's site. What a beautiful interview. I am your newest follower! I have had you on my blog list for a while now and thought I should finally follow! Your art is beautiful and I so enjoy visiting your blog to see the newest lovely faces you paint. If you wish to stop by and say hello and follow me back , that would be wonderful.
    Have a great weekend.
    Joan

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