So I am excited beyond belief!
In less than two weeks I will be in Dubois, WY - painting to my heart's content in cowboy country at the Susan Kathleen Black Foundation workshop. Real cowboy country with real ranches! Oh and Yellow Stone National Park. This workshop is a big deal... forget that Robert Bateman and John and Suzy Seerey Lester will be there. Ok, I tried - I simply cannot forget! I am excited, remember!
I bought a new easel - a travel easel far more lightweight than my um.... other easels (I shall not confess). I did the research. I searched the internet high and low. I Facebooked artists who posted photos of themselves painting en plein air asking them about their equipment and what they would recommend! And I am now the happy owner of the Sun Eden lightweight travel watercolor easel! Love it. Well, except for the backpack I ordered - does not hold all the equipment like they said it would! The easels shelf is simply too big to fit. The amount of searching I did to find a suitable backpack may be a blog post on its own at a later date!
Forget all that! Now I have to pack. Have to make a list of what to bring and things I must not forget - suggestions and recommendations highly appreciated from those of you with this type of travel experience!
I will be meeting a number of my friends from ArtColony Blogspot. Probably the real reason I am so excited... more to follow on this soon!