Another “Do you remember this?” moment: aaaages ago, with Paul’s help, I made this ponchard box:
Well, three and a half years later I finally got around to using it. We went camping with friends a few weekends ago at Bear Gully, a little seaside camping spot in Victoria. I plonked myself on a stool on the beach on two of the days and was happy to find the box works perfectly – especially the all-important storage of paintings inside the lid.
The weather was very different. On the first day it was overcast but dry:
On the second the sun was out, but fortunately it wasn’t too hot:
Painting ‘in plein air’ was challenging and satisfying, but not exactly social. Which is why it took me so long to try the box. You really need a situation in which your friends/family/other half are happily otherwise occupied and don’t mind your attention being focussed elsewhere. Or else go with other painters.