Plein Air Painting from a Car

Art Setup in a Car

Because it can get cold outside, I made the video below showing how you can sketch or paint in your car.   As an added bonus, I show the gear I used to do the video recording as well. 

Painting from inside a car or vehicle is a great way to paint outdoors. The key is to keep things simple. A great setup is to use a a steering wheel tray to set your painting box on. The tray I’m using is this Cutequeen Steering Wheel desk

Even though my preferred medium is watercolor pencils and colored pencils, this setup would work with a variety of mediums. 

The pencils I used were primarily Caran D’ache Museum Aquarelle Pencils with Derwent Drawing and Prismacolor Premier Pencils for the final touches. 

The surface I painted on was a cut down Canson Canva Artboard designed for Plein Air Painting.

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Being an artist is not my day job. (I work in Information Technology). Making Art a great hobby for me though. I bet it can be for you too!

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