Yes, I'm taking the plunge into Painting Demonstrations.
I have even bought a new easel, nice and compact, so it's easy to pack up and transport to the shows, its basically the size of a small suitcase.
As you can see I've yet to paint with it, it's still untouched, but I have set it up and packed it away again, and yes I did look at the instructions, definitely didn't want to be doing that on the first day of the first show...
Apparently, it's called a French style box easel?
I get the box reference, but not the French connection, so to speak, and I draw the line (I'm too good for this gig) at wearing a stripy top, beret and a string of onions around my neck, or a baguette in my pocket, but we will see how it goes.
The issue I currently have is, do I paint with acrylics or oils, both have drawbacks and advantages.
If I paint with oils, the top of the artistic tree for kudos, then any colours I mix will not dry out when I inevitably start talking to people, a good thing, however, the painting will also still be wet when I have to load it back in the car at the end of the day, and I don't fancy having whatever I have painted all day coving the inside of the car by the time I get back home.
If I use acrylics, they dry quickly, so I will be having to mix more paint as it will be drying on my pallet when I am gassing, sorry, discussing art with clients
I think it's going to have to be acrylics, and if I get through a load of paint, then so be it.
That’s it for this month, lots to crack on with, so I best get cracking.
Check out my show schedule on the front page of my website, and I will hopefully be bringing you news of my very exciting new collection of works next month.