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Old 12-28-2014, 07:47 PM   #1
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Artists, Watercolor, Pastel, etc.

Are there any Airstreamers who are artists and do their artwork from their Airstream? I am an amateur and would like to know how your carry paints and conduct setting up your area. Also, are there any artists clubs within the Airstream community?
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Old 12-28-2014, 08:14 PM   #2
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55 Artstream is a 2 Artist couple in a beautiful vintage. They also have a website or blog.
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Old 12-28-2014, 09:43 PM   #3
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I have just started bringing my watercolors on trips. I have a bin of brushes, palettes and paints which I can easily stow and a small portfolio for sketchbooks and paper which slides into a closet.

Watercolor is extremely portable. You can throw a small palette, a watercolor sketchbook, pens, a few brushes and a bottle of water in a pack and off you go, ready to stop and sketch/paint anywhere. A cell phone can make great photo references. I have been looking at some easel set ups from Sun Eden for plein air, but so far a camp chair and my lap work well for field work. In the trailer, I can set up at the dinette with photo references and work to my heart's content. My long term goal is to document our trips in watercolor sketches. It's still a goal in progress. Sketching on site is really fun. People may stop by out of curiosity, but that is part of the fun. I do stay off to the side so as not to block a path.

Cathy Johnson's blog and website has many tips for sketching and painting in nature. Cathy Johnson--Art, Life, and other Oddities

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I can barely write legibly, and often not even that, and really admire artistic talents in other souls. My husband always told me cooking and baking bread were my creative outlet.

I did meet a lovely woman at Indiana Dunes NS last summer who kept a written and painting journal of their travels.....would sketch things out, then paint them in watercolors, right into her journal.

Absolutely beautiful, and such a treasured memento to have.


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