For a variety of reasons I am finding it more difficult to be able to commit the time needed for making plein air paintings . Recently I have tried more sketching on location. Quick sketches take only a short time and still gets one involved with the great outdoors. It involves all that plein air painting does - except the painting. The planning, compositonal choices, simplification, value plan etc are still required. The thinking and decision-making are no different. And best of all it doesn't require my ever-patient wife to hang about for a few hours.
A few month ago I " invested" in a new start-up Kick-starter campaign - the Nomad Art Satchel . It arrived last week and I took it on our RV trip to Tofino. The satchel can hold all one needs, but I have other sketching kits that can as well. The two advantages the Nomad has is that it has a plate for attaching to a tripod and a shoulder strap that makes it possible to stand and sketch.
I expect it will get a lot of use. The sketches combined with photos should make good reference for studio works.
|Nomad opens with pad side and storage side|
|Images from Nomal web page|