As a garage sale junkie, Im always on the lookout for items that can make transporting my painting supplies easier. Specifically I want things that will keep the materials compact and easily accessible when Im at a workshop or painting en plein air. Some of my best finds are an old briefcase, some plastic tackle boxes and an assortment of small plastic bottles.
The briefcase is an ideal carry-all. Designed to hold papers, a folder in the lid keeps my brushes organized and neatly displayed. In the bottom of the case, Ive lined up three small tackle boxes. Two hold tubes of watercolor and the third holds an array of small plastic bottles containing alcohol, frisket, glycerin, tubes of gesso and sponges.
Sandra Carpenter is editor of The Artist’s Magazine.