|'Aspen Impressions' 5x7 plein air pastel ©Karen Margulis|
available for purchase $50
If you like to use foam insulation for blending pastels this tip solves a big problem.
I love blending in my first layer of a plein air study. I use pipe insulation foam cut into small pieces.
The problem is that the little pieces would blow away when I tried to use them outside. I tried storing them in baggies but it was inconvenient to dig them out of my bag of supplies. I needed a better way to carry them with me.
|Jennifur inspects my new idea|
Problem is now solved! The pipe insulation foam comes in long tubes. They are split down one side to make it easy to cover pipes. That makes them just as handy to slip on the legs of a tripod!
I cut the tubes to fit the legs of my tripod. Now I have three large pieces of pipe foam available for my use while painting. All I have to do is tear off a piece as I need it! No more tiny pieces blowing in the wind. (When I am done with the piece I will throw it away in my trash bag.)
|Pipe foam pieces on my tripod legs|
|Look closely to see the foam on the tripod legs|