TN002 – My equipment, studio/art group setup
Right from the start of my watercolour painting I have used the same setup, an old Nobo display folder modified for my purpose.
One of the problems of art groups is having to use the tables at the meeting rooms. Some are fine but circular tables are a pain with nowhere to put things within easy reach. So I added a side piece to the Nobo to hold the sketch or photo I am working from, a piece of paper for colour testing and a version of Bruce McEvoy's artist colour wheel with my paint selection, I only use my left eye so the side piece went on the left.
After a short while I decided to add a second side piece to hold the paper for colour testing since I am right handed and reaching across the painting to colour test led to drips. It had to be cut away at the bottom to allow access to the mixing palette
When folded up for carrying the Nobo takes the side pieces and the painting board as shown below.
The rest of my equipment is housed in a modified aluminium case with a brush holder, and two trays. My plastic palette lives at the bottom, books, photos and sketch pad in the lower tray and my paints, water jars and all the odds and ends I have accumulated in the top tray.
I have used this setup for years with occasional 'improvement' modifications. It is convenient for both art group use and at home where I have not got the space for a permanent studio setup.