I’ve been painting plein air oil paintings at south Florida beaches and despite some difficult conditions it can be a zen experience. Who wouldn’t want to paint in your bathing suit! Below are some tips for plein air painting at the beach.
- good umbrella that withstands strong winds
- beach chair
- good pochade paint box
- rags or paper towels
- wet wipes
- ziploc bags
- latex gloves
- camera or cellphone
The Zen of Painting At the Beach
- beautiful view
- sound of the waves breaking on the warm sand
- fresh air
- working in your bathing suit
- going for a swim
Take time to plan your supplies and above all have fun! I’m using the pochade paint box that I made from a cigar box and it can be seen in the photo on the right. So far I have set it on my lap and it has worked well. In the future I plan on using a tripod for the pochade box. You can read my post about how to make a pochade box at this link. If you plan ahead and have the right supplies you will have a zen-like experience when plein air painting at the beach.Click Here for Auctions
Can I ask what kind of pochade box that is and where you purchased it. It looks lime great size. Love your paintings!
Thanks for asking about the pochade box. I made the box from a cigar box. There is a blog post on how I made it here:
Or put “pochade box” in the search box at the top of the page.
Thank you, PJ Cook
I really want to know about your pochaud box. and how to get one.
You can find a blog post all about how to make a pochade box here on my blog. https://studio.pjcookartist.com/2015/04/make-pochade-box-for-5.htmlMake Pochade Box for $5
the post on the blog is from April 2, 2015.
Thanks for asking!