|'The Trees of Mauvaines' 5x7 plein air pastel ©Karen Margulis|
painting available $75
|Portfolios for paper and finished paintings|
I have blogged about my system for traveling with pastel paintings before but this long trip was a true test for my system. I am thrilled to report that it was a success. My paper stayed flat, clean and protected as did the finished paintings.
It's a very simple system. I used two plastic portfolio books from Itoya....5x7 and 8x10. Before I left I loaded the plastic inserts with pastel papers. These folders fit nicely in my backpack. When it was time to paint I selected a piece of paper from the folder. The finished painting was returned to the folder.
|No worse for wear!|
The paintings stay safe, dry and clean. The bonus is the ability to share the paintings with others while traveling without having to touch them or worry about them blowing away! (and you can wipe down the plastic to reuse the books)
I will be sharing the finished paintings in upcoming blog posts and in my Etsy shop. Stay tuned!