Thursday, 24 April 2014

My tiny travel kit

I have been doing a number of studies and experiments in my sketchbook which I may add at some stage, but for now, here's a sketch of one of my tiny travel kits. I have a little palette, a pencil, a water-brush, a travel brush and a kneadable eraser with me all the time. I then take a pocket notebook or watercolour sketchbook and I'm set for anything I may come across while I am out and about.

My very portable watercolour travel kit, painted in a Stillman & Birn Alpha landscape sketchbook.



Next up is a study of my full plein air kit. I also use this for my teaching and there is quite a bit in it so it will take more doing! 

(See it all here!)

July 2014 update
Here is the case I use, from Moleskine. The small multi-purpose hard shell.

11 comments:

  1. I love your kit! (And the way you draw too lol)

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  2. Love your work Jane. I have one those tiny palettes, carry it all the time though I prefer to use a brush and water rather than the aquabrush.

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    1. They are lovely Ray. I think it was quite a challenge when I asked John to make a really tiny palette, but I think he did an awesome job and they are now selling very well. My favourite brush with this palette is the Isabey squirrel that I painted - it has a wonderful tip but hold a surprising amount of paint. However I do find that if I need to be very quick or stand to paint something the water brush is very convenient as you obviously don't need a water pot anywhere. Good in museums!

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  3. A very helpful post, Jane, thank you! I love your work...so lifelike!

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  4. I love this kit. Could you say what the case you carry it all in is?

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    1. Hi Shelley. It is made by Moleskine, and comes in a range of colours and sizes. Search for Moleskine multi-purpose hard shell.

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    2. I've added a picture so you can see the outside of the case too.

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  5. Cool. Thanks for the quick reply. It just looks like such a useful little case.

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    1. They come in a couple of sizes. Specialist photography shops are another place to find practical protective cases.

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