My husband is a much better photographer than I am, but his pictures are his end product, while mine are mostly inspiration for some kind of art. While I took less pictures at Mt. Ranier National Park than he did, I had brought my journal and some art materials to try working outside, with the supplies I brought. We travel by car, so of course, I brought too much stuff to really carry, but was able to pick different supplies from a larger bag in the car for each hike or project, which was nice and I learned a lot!
Working in my smaller, 5" x 7" watercolor journal, these wild daisies were sketched lightly in pencil, then watercolor was added, finishing with my black artist marker.
The daisies I was painting:
One of the pictures I took from that location:
Things I learned:
- It really is best to travel light.
- Make sure to take a few graphite pencils for sketching.
- Charcoal is messy, take wet wipes to clean up.
- Trying to stand and hold everything while painting is a pain - need to find a solution.
- Easel, or at least a drawing board.
- Something to sit on - lightweight stool?
- Backpack that is more accessible for my supplies.