As we head into the New Year, I have joined up with other artists to do another 30/30! Every day for the month of January I plan to do a small painting; it might be nothing more than an experiment, or some little thing I've been wanting to try. Working small and daily frees my mind up, and there's not a lot of materials involved so it removes that fear of failure. This round I am not going to hold myself to making something complete, as long as I put pastel or pencil to paper daily! Its still pretty tough to do!
I also have been wanting to get outside to paint but BRRRR! I'm made of pretty sturdy stuff but I ain't going to stand in SD winds to paint! I had been planning to fix this little wooden box into a "Front Seat Pochade" for some time; now I can use it for this challenge. Now I can sit in my car, hot cuppa nearby, tunes playing, even Arty can come along! What fun!! Painting snow without the frostbite!
I tried it out this morning, just something from memory to try it on. Yeah, I like it! Hey Mikey! (just aged myself there, didn't I?) My new little thumb box* will suit me just fine!
*thumb box is the term, as long ago artists used to make a box so small, they only needed to hold them with their thumb to do field sketches, long before cameras, to make a snapshot so to speak!