“It must be so relaxing to paint.”
“I can’t draw a thing.”
“You are so lucky…”
So, it’s good luck to have the skill. And it’s a ticket to endless pleasure and relaxation!
The outdoor kit is the first item to consider in the light of this “ticket”. Sun hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, snacks, coffee, phone, lunch, inhaler, woolly hat, hooded raincoat, brolly, seat, portable table. Don’t forget the paints – in a minimal range and in light, portable form, the gallon of water, brushes, medium, rags, oh and the canvas and easel. The hardy people use public transport – imagine that!
Select the composition, unpack and set up. After 10-15 minutes, ready to start. Here come the first onlookers…
“It must be so relaxing…”
Does all this sound familiar? Is the retreat to the studio an act of cowardice? Laziness? Let me know what you think. I would love to hear your comments.