|Here's John using his heavy-weight watercolor
gear while painting in Colorado.
Through trial and error, over the years, we have figured out how to pack for our foot-powered plein-air painting adventures. We like to keep our heavy-duty Eagle Creek packs ready to go at a moment's notice with most of the tools that we might need. Here we're showing the different configurations that our watercolor equipment might take, depending on the type of outdoor painting trip. Of course, if we are working from a vehicle, we might just take everything! The packs and watercolor plein air easels we use have traveled to Europe and back several times, no worse for the wear. Top-quality equipment can turn out to be a good investment because it lasts. Notice the carry handle attached to the pack–a very useful feature. The full-length article at The Artist’s Road website also illustrates our pastel painting plein air gear and the plein air oil painting gear we use when traveling. What would you add to the pack, based on where you are and the kind of plein air painting you do?
–John & Ann