I'm going to be traveling next week and continuing my endless search for an ideal way to paint, transport gear and get wet paintings home. When I went to Montana, I brought a box with slats for a 12" wide painting and that seemed to work well enough to get the work home without a lot of mess. This time, in my support of our neighborhood art supply store, when I went to get 12" wide boards, they had one. So I got a mix of sizes and can't use the box to allow separation between them.
My idea this time is to use galkyd, a Gamblin product, as a medium for mixing the paint. It's a bit shiny, but it offers the promise of "dry to the touch" in 24 hours, so I should be able to bring home a week's worth of work -- fingers crossed.
Today's little painting is my practice for using galkyd. The tea cart is a new piece of furniture in the studio and it seemed like a good spot for a little painting of a teapot. The paint seemed to be drying as I was working and I will get to check on it tomorrow. I also hope the clean up got all the galkyd out of my brushes!
The other work I did today was finish the still life. I made the grapes a bit more defined and touched up the watermelon a bit.