Watercolors on CT?

7/03/22: Recall reading about importance of art on Trail. Nature is a patient, primordial.

Isabella Pardales took a pared-down version of her water colors and media on her trek.  Her post got me thinking…..

She worried about the extra weight the supplies may have. Her art, so simple, yet stunning, puts her in the moment.  You can see her art:  https://blog.nols.edu/2022/06/29/watercolors-worth-the-weight?utm_medium=email&_hsmi=218272286&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9ECGEJHjwBOZwhAFbh_PueEQ-9nkAuYl3CTRMwk5E819ibF03jsexiqnl55Jpv4Bk8zE2z1AqiGEaY8ncFYpy9ZmlxRA&utm_content=218272286&utm_source=hs_email

A stripped-down, lighter pallet with just 3 colors**.

Made from an empty Altoids  tin (yeah, the breath mints), 2 cups o’water, blotter, small brush, pencil, media, fine black marker, and baggie for wet art, helps me too focus on the scenery, creates a one of a kind post card, mailed to either myself, or my kids with the date, creating a type of documentary.

** Note: Pricey paints have NO toxic metals.





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