|'Memories of France' 5x7 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
One of the most important things to consider when traveling with pastels is how to carry and store your paper and finished paintings. I have been using this solution for several years and It has been the Best!! Read on to see how I transport my paper and paintings.
|Plastic portfolio books by Itoya|
- When I travel I bring an assortment of my favorite sanded pastel papers. Uart, Pastel Premier,
Tip: Bring paper that you are familiar with. Unless you have a lot of room and want to experiment and play it is safer to work on paper you know.
- I cut full sheets of the papers into smaller sizes both 5x7 and 8x10. I use a ruler and scissors or utility knife to cut the paper. (saves money)
- I sometimes tone some of the Uart paper in my favorite plein air color (a medium value gray)
- I fill my Itoya plastic portfolio folders wit the cut paper. These folders have plastic sleeves that work great for protecting and transporting paper.
- I put finished paintings back into the plastic sleeve of the folder. This is how I transport and protect my finished paintings. (yes a little residual pastel dust is left on the plastic but not enough to harm the painting.)
- The plastic folders are great for sharing your work with others and keeping the paintings safe.
- The loaded folders are slipped into my backpack. The perfect solution for keeping both paper and paintings safe!
|'Memories of France II' 5x7 $45|