This painting is the first outdoor work I’ve done since being being fairly ill with cancer and immobile for a while. I must admit, painting outside again felt great. Broughty Ferry Castle (where I usually paint the sunrise from) protrudes into the horizon from this viewpoint.
Painting Dawn from Tayport was done as an experiment from the passenger seat of my own car. I’d long thought this might be possible and it is. A large board cut to fit the inner contours of the car forms a working surface. This is padded on the edges to avoid damage to the car interior. The palette sits on the driver’s seat within a strong cardboard box, designed for sending laptops through the post.
When finished, the lid is shut and the palette can be taken home “as is” with no waste or mess to continue the painting in the studio if necessary.
On this first test the whole system worked very well and while, thankfully, I don’t have to use this to paint outdoors it’s always there in reserve if needed or if it’s raining.
I’ll feature this set up in more detail another post if anyone is interested.
View the painting’s own page – Dawn from Tayport