A journal of my painting experiences, including the good and sometimes challenging things that comes with it.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
The Art of Schlepping
On a recent trip to Mexico, I decided against bringing all of my oil painting paraphenalia. All that schlepping and dealing with customs and all seemed counter to the idea of a relaxing vacatiion. The work I had intended on doing was mainly limited to gathering material for future paintings.
But I still wanted to paint, so I packed a small watercolor kit, a block of paper, 3 soft brush pens and 2 brushes. If I didn't even pull them out, I wouldn't have felt guilty about having brought it all along.
So I took my gear along with my sunscreen, to the pool. It was something fun and light and different for me, so when I finally pulled it all out, it just flowed. And since these were sketches, I allowed myself to just let go. And I loved it.
I have to thank Mary Byrom for inspiring me with her sketchbooks full of fresh and wonderful paintings.
My name is Jeanne Echternach and I am an artist.I've been painting for just about as long as I can remember. My blog is a forum to discuss painting and the whole messy process of creating art. I love to paint and love to talk about it too, so join in the conversation and have fun!