I took part in the 37th global sketchcrawl event. This time there were only 2 participants on a beautiful day where we had planned to meet, at the campus. I brought my portable Paint set and walked around with my sketchbook doing thumbnail sketches, and then picked one thumbnail to render in oil paint. It was fun even though I would have liked to see more people sketching.
I painted this small waterfall today. It is a small oil sketch 6×9 in done mostly on location. It was a test for my super portable cigar box pochade that I made yesterday. I had been looking for a quick and easy on site sketching solution . I’ve used gouache and watercolor in the past but I wanted to see how simple you can go with oils. I visualized a set that I could just use in my lap for a quick sketch and just bring a few brushes and fewer paint tubes for a limited palette. Last week I found a cigar store that was selling empty cigar boxes for cheap so I bought 2. I then got lexan glass and some hardware to complete the project. I’m happy to report that the experiment was a success although I have a few improvements in mind already.