i ran out of 2 colors in oil about a month ago. i needed $200 to order paint. i sold 9 small drawings and paintings to do this.
i have reconstructed an old paint box to better fit my needs for painting on site. i am coating my palette with linseed oil a few times. this will seal it good if i decide to work in oil. what i wanted was a small box light enough to carry on my back and sturdy, that opens quick and won't fall over as i paint.
i have attached some photos of the new box. on the bottom i glued a piece of hardwood to fasten a tripod to, i need to make the whole for that still. but this will allow me to take a tripod on and off which i like because sometimes i don't need one and the tripods i have worked with on french easels just get in my way.
next week i plan to begin painting.