Tuesday, February 25, 2014
#pleinair #oilpainting #Towsleycanyon #Keltyredwing44 "Towsley Canyon Plein Air" ©
Saturday I am driving down to the Anza Borrego State Park area to participate in the "Borrego Springs Invitational". As a necessary treat (is there such a thing?) I bought a new plein air backpack to replace my little Ross Store backpack that only holds paint and paper towels and is ripping apart. The new one is a Kelty Redwing 44 . I wanted to take it out on it's maiden painting trip, so we headed out for a quickie at Towsley Canyon. The pack will hold an EasyL 11" X 14" easel and everything else needed to paint. I have graduated from carrying 3 items (backpack, easel and tri-pod) to just 1 item on my back, leaving me hands free. This is a great feature if you start to fall while hiking or just need to grasp rocks/trees for balance. So far I give the Kelty a 5 star rating....
Oil on panel, 8" X 10"