A Periodic Journal of an Artist Living Off Grid in the Colorado High Country by Pattie Wall
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Where I Stand Sunday
Yesterday, I made a new pastel holder for my pochade box - to paint "plein air". It is made out of balsa wood and glue gun and little boxes, some of which I had to make. I chose out the minimum amount of pastels, enough to fit into these boxes. I hope it is enough...although I know I can mix on site if needed. I also taped 6 pieces of Wallis paper on foamcore that will fit into the 9" x 12" slots on the pochade, so I am ready to go!! Then....there is my new (actually used) D70 Nikon, with its 300mm lens attached...what a cool thing that is!!! Here is a closer look of my little pochade addition...
It's hinged, I will remove the little boxes of pastel and close it up. It's nice to extend the pallette holder so the pastel trays can balance on it - allowing for a little more room for pastels. It all goes on top of a really heavy duty tripod.
And here is a photo or two that I took with the D70 and the longer lens...love it, love it, love it!!! Herman turned out grainy - why? I have the ISO turned up to 1600...oops. The corn is my popcorn drying in the sun...that was an experiment this season...soon we shall try popping it. If you know me, you know that's my 'FAVE - oh right' thing!