Painting at Bok Tower

This weekend I went to Bok Tower Sanctuary to paint the gardens and spend time with my family. My favorite way to paint landscape art is plein air.

plein air painting: is a phrase borrowed from the French equivalent meaning “open” (in full) air.

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The following are my plein air essentials.

1.   A portable easel. This one has a storage box for my paints, brushes and palettes.

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I bring Joe Miller (my good painting buddy from Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff) with me.

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2.   Quality paint. American Journey and Liquitex are my favorite acrylics paints.

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3.   A water container.

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4.   A comfortable stool. This one is small enough to hang off my easel box.

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5.   Beautiful surroundings. The gardens are gorgeous and we couldn’t have asked for a better day outdoors!

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Here is my family in the new “kitchen” garden.