Yesterday was Sunday, so I found myself with a slightly longer period of time in which to paint. Getting errands done before noon has it’s advantages, guys. I’m really in the zone for Halloween now, looking to sew or get some costumes to be used in a couple paintings as well. Larger ones that will take several days to complete. In the mean time, I saw this beautiful photo on instagram’s @meidakeet feed, and she graciously let me interpret her photo in oils.
Decay, 6″x6″ oil on panel by K.L. Britton Los Angeles
Here is a sneak peek behind the scenes. At the point this was taken, I assumed I was halfway through. Boy, was I wrong! I didn’t finish painting til nearly 8pm. Such a small, but interesting painting just kept me going. The sweet potato filled pizza crust at Koko (formerly Love Letter Pizza) in Ktown also helped.
Here is a photo of the setup on my Edge Pro Gear Sketchbook easel. I love this thing. I am using the sample metal plate they sent me for this one attached to a 6×6 panel. I believe these are simply thin sheets of metal that attach to the magnets within the body of the easel. Click if you’d like to see a larger version of my lay in! With the sketchbook easel, the portability can’t be beat, and my only complaint is that I can’t fit more colour varieties on the palette while painting. For me, this is pretty minor, but I likely will buy the standard Edgebook Pro easel for myself for Christmas, in order to have an “at home” easel that still has the tripod for ease of use.
I also have attached to my easel, as you can see in earlier posts, a hanging thing for paper towels, as well as two clips to hold each side of a trash bag. This is the perfect setup, and I bring them with me wherever I go to paint. Makes it so much easier to move around, with everything in one place.
Thank you for reading my mini-review. Have a great Monday!