I have a dream to paint where I like when I like anything I like. Freedom comes with a cost. I think I am a bit of a hoarder when it comes to outdoor painting gears. I did not talk about the gear much because it's rather personal and not many hoarder like to reveal their collection either. I look at the outdoor painter blog here and there and I noticed a lot have posted theirs to show method and output paintings. I take courage to show mine first time today! Because of my ambitious dream, I have many sets for outdoor painting. Here is one of them
New Zealand is a coastal country. The sudden change in weather means there would be a good use of a good size wind/rain jacket. I prefer good pocket to keep the car key. Everything need to be light. A pair of garden shoes to walk around in the open, a light chair, a light easel, paper and board... I come to the site to expect the unexpected so I can not be disappointed if things do not go my way. I would not know whether I paint standing up or sitting down or lying around. If it's too windy I take the board and sit down. Sometime the place is too sloppy, no space for easel, I use another board on my lap for the palette
Below are the gear and finished painting at St Heliers beach. I went home, the sun disappeared. After setting things up. The sky was too grayish, there was not much hope. I have to delay photoing the paintings.