Hi Guys! Today, I am showing you some of the art supplies I am taking with me on my vacation this week. This isn’t my most compact set up because I will mostly be painting while hanging out with family instead of plein air painting. When there is several feet of snow on the ground and the temperature is below zero plein air painting isn’t very appealing.
I am taking my Gouache pallet. This is filled up with mostly M. graham Gouache and a few Windsor and Newton colors. I chose gouache because I could choose to work in thin light washes similar to watercolor or chose to paint more opaque. I really liked the versatility that this provides.
My sketchbook is a Global arts watercolor sketchbook in the 8.25×5.5” size. The paper in this sketchbook handles watercolors well and is also nice to draw on. It’s a good size where it doesn’t take up to much room in a bag but still gives me enough space to draw and add detail.
I will also be bringing a small spray bottle for wetting my pallet, a few sheets of loose watercolor paper , an assortment of white taklon brushes, a pentel brush pen, a fine point sharpie, a Pentel sign pen (waterproof ink), a number 2 pencil, a 6B graphite pencil, white rubber eraser, and a pencil sharpener. For this trip I am also taking a cleaned out ice cream container with a screw on lid to use as my water cup. You might wonder why I am bringing it if I am going to be painting at people’s houses. It’s because not everyone has disposable plastic cups available to use and I don’t want to use a container that will be reused to for eating like a cup or mason jar.
Another art related supply I will be bringing is my 360 happy planner. I will be bringing this to work on schedule and plan upcoming projects for my shop and YouTube. I found 5+ hour road trips are great opportunity to brainstorm and plan.
Do you have any favorite art pallets or art supplies that you take with you on vacation? Let me know in the comments below.