A New Painting Experience
I have been assembling all kinds of things - in all kinds of places - for all kinds of purposes throughout my house. What a mess it is at the moment. This is in preparation for a month's worth of painting in Provincetown, MA. I am taking two week long courses at The Cape School of Art. Last year I over packed (who doesn't??) So this year, I intended to be very selective. I leave in two days, so today is crunch time.
I take lots of black shirts, black because I don't want any reflective color bouncing on to my painting surface. Then, there is the painting gear. I have been gessoeing masonite for days. Last night I packed the majority of the panels in a suitcase that I could hardly lift into my car. My old easel is falling apart - held together by duct tape since last year. I looked a long time to replace the one I was using with an identical model. The new one I ordered came yesterday - just in time. It is an Alvin ALV 155. It's light because it is minimal, but it does have some triangular struts about waist high. These struts are handy for hanging paper towel, balancing paint, hanging weights in heavy wind....and I am sure to find more uses for them.
Then there is the technical gear. Computer, cameras, and a credit card reader for my iPhone by Square Up. I made a sale up in Keene and took payment using a credit card. They take 3%, then send the rest to your account at the end of the business day. Pretty cool.
I had better stop typing and start packing!!
See you in Ptown.