|'Caribbean Harbor' 2.5 x 3.5" pastel ©Karen Margulis|
It was simplicity at it's finest.
The bag was lightweight and fit in my backpack and beach bag. It has a handle as well but it is so compact it will fit in a bag or even larger purse. Set up and clean up was quick and easy. (nice when a tropical shower popped up) I had more than enough pastels....as long as you have the right values then you don't need as many colors. I made sure to bring the right turquoises since I would be in the Caribbean.
Below is a photo of the kit set up on my poolside lounge chair. I brought along some photos but also painted the island scenery from the ship deck. The top painting was done while we were docked in Tortola. This is by far my best small kit yet. I was even able to lay back in the lounger and balance the pastels while painting....the laziest painting session ever!
|My Ultimate Pastel Travel Kit in Action Poolside|
It was an active cruise so between the snorkeling and horseback riding I didn't paint a lot but I did manage to paint 20 petite pastels each measuring 2.5 x 3.5.
I am listing the paintings in my Etsy shop and as a special offer, if you purchase a painting for $15 you will also be entered into a drawing to win an enlargement of your mini painting. If you win, I will paint your mini up to 11x14 size. So be sure to check them out. Your chance of winning is very good! Winner will be selected on January 31, 2014.
All of the paintings can be seen in my Etsy shop