An Online Artist's Coop for Artists who Paint on Location
today I found the blog from Kevin Menck with a lot of nice paintings. There are also a lot of photos showing people painting in the fields. And very often, they keep a paper roll in the »non painting hand«. I was impressed by all these huge garbage bag hanging on the tripod.
Check this photo with garbage bags
As plein air painters, we all care for the environment, I suppose. And to store all the garbage in a bag is a sign of good behavior, but why so much? While painting with oil on a panel like 24x30cm, I use 2 or 3 sheets of a kitchen roll and a piece of of rag and thats all.
So, how much garbage do you produce for one painting?
many greetings, Nikolai
Haha...I like that one, Tony. I almost heard a rim shot after reading it.
Tony Robinson said:
I very often produce garbage. But I just paint over it and I'm ready to go again. Easy.
NO garbage at all, I use watercolor, I carry a terry cloth towel to clean brushes or blot mistakes. My painting is on paper made from cotton rag, so totally sustainable. Indeed paper is a renewable resource, thanks to paper companies planting trees, there are more trees in the USA today than when Columbus discovered the place. Maybe, those artists are collecting garbage left by campers, hikers etc. I applaud the care for the environment they show but collecting the garbage.