Plein Air Painter Dorothy (Stott) Clark www.griswoldart.org
Portrait of a White Pumpkin (in my studio)
This confusing photo below sits on a table left of me while I’m painting a still life in front of my drawing table. It consists of two Whiskey Painter’s Palettes. The small one is what I use in my truck. The largest one is what I use outside. They are metal & a little magnet holds the paint holder in place. The wells are deep for washes of color. Underneath sits my Porcelain Palette. Never use plastic. They are too light, move with the slightest of breath and causes of major agrivation. Invest in quality. My Rafael Kolinsky Sable brushes: #8 #13 And an Isabely #2Rigger. You can see how I sharpen my 2B pencil with a single edge razor and a knead eraser that you never use if you are drawing for 15 minutes each day in your sketchbook. Limited Colors are always Windsor & Newton Watercolor tubes. Never the ones already dry in the cheap paint boxes. These are pure pigments and no synthetic colors. This enables you to get deep, rich colors. And the paper is home made Twinrocker rough with the beautiful feathered edges. The bright green cup is collapsible and has weight to it so it won’t tip over. It fits perfectly in my cup holder in Daddy’s old Truck. This is also made by Windsor & Newton.
My Still Life Set Up
A White Pumpkin from Hart’s Nursery in Norwich, CT Mother’s Linen Tablecloth Burning Bush Leaves; Not from the Bush that spoke to Moses; These are from the Burning Bush at Pleasant View that only say “Home”. (The leaf in the photo of the painting is silk)