Part 4 – preparation

As Part 4 is all about ‘Looking out’ and includes landscape work and working outdoors amongst other exercises I decided to make myself a wet canvas board carrier from bits and pieces of hardboard and wood strips lying around the garage.

The resulting ‘box’ ain’t particularly pretty but with the use of staples and ‘duck’ tape or ‘gaffer’ tape to hold it all together, ‘velcro’ to keep the lid closed and a removable strap from an old work computer bag I now have a functional carrier for 4 x 12″ x 16″ (30.5 x 40.6mm) canvas boards. This will allow me to paint outdoors with oil paints and move the canvases around without the danger of spoiling the painted surfaces:

Wet canvas board carrier 1 (click image to enlarge)

Wet canvas board carrier 1 (click image to enlarge)

Wet canvas board carrier 2 (click image to enlarge)

Wet canvas board carrier 2 (click image to enlarge)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another prep I did was purchase a copy of the City of Sunderland College ‘Harvard Referencing Student Style Guide’, 2013, 3rd edition, ISBN 9780956603623 at a remarkable cost of £4.95 – it is really helpful in laying out exactly how to properly reference literary and digital information sources.

And following a conversation with an artist in Lewis, I purchased a Seawhite A5 concertina sketchbook with case via the London Graphic Centre on Amazon for £11.49 including postage:

A5 concertina sketchbook (click image to enlarge)

A5 concertina sketchbook (click image to enlarge)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So, now there is really no excuse for me not doing at least one sketch per day? We’ll see!

Stuart Brownlee – 512319

23rd May, 2014 and 7th June, 2014