Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-28-2014, 06:47 PM   #1
2 Rivet Member
judybug's Avatar
2004 25' Safari
san antonio , Texas
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 70
Blog Entries: 3
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?
judybug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2014, 07:14 PM   #2
Rivet Master
Hittenstiehl's Avatar
1962 28' Ambassador
1961 19' Globetrotter
1962 26' Overlander
Mesa , Arizona
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 5,360
Images: 9
55 Artstream is a 2 Artist couple in a beautiful vintage. They also have a website or blog.

Hittenstiehl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2014, 08:43 PM   #3
3 Rivet Member
2012 25' FB International
Evanston , Illinois
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 188
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

All the best,
Caryl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2014, 10:27 AM   #4
Rivet Master
Lily&Me's Avatar

2007 Interstate
Normal , Illinois
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 17,259
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.

🏡 🚐 Cherish and appreciate those you love. This moment could be your last.🌹🐚
Lily&Me is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Any graphic artists out there? soldiermedic Off Topic Forum 6 06-15-2012 09:18 AM
Artists In Airstreams ncbambi Airstream Lifestyle 35 08-30-2011 12:33 PM
chocolate artists 2airishuman Stella's Kitchen 21 02-14-2011 06:20 PM
Rolling Artists? Special Plumbing for oil paint? fruitpie1 Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 17 11-23-2005 06:08 AM
Aluminitus AKA Airstreamitus, Silverbulletitis, Etc. thenewkid64 Our Community 3 08-16-2002 02:53 PM

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:50 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.