|Sketching above Lac Premier, near Fouillouse, France
I've taken sketching gear pretty much everywhere with me. I even took a super super lightweight kit with me when we went on a climbing trip to Patagonia.
But over the years my hiking kit has become more and more elaborate. And when I bought a big, new, fancy camera I couldn't fit both it and my sketch gear in my bag. So, shame on me!, I've been hiking with my camera instead of my sketchbook for the last 6 months or so.
A couple of purchases was all that was necessary to create a new super lightweight sketch kit and I've been sketching (and photographing) in the hills again.
Here's is what is in my hiking sketching kit...
|Hiking and painting outside - what is in my sketch kit
- Small sketchbook - currently a Hahnemuhle pocket watercolour sketchbook
- Update : Lamy Safari fountain pen with EF nib and DeAtramentis black document ink
- Waterproof black marker - a Staedtler pigment liner 01(as backup in case I run out of ink in my fountain pen)
- A white pen - Uniball Signo
- Small travel watercolour set - Winsor & Newton palette, mostly filled with Daniel Smith paints
Aqua water paintbrush - Pentel... Update June 2019 - now using Escoda Perla 08 travel brush
- Pencil, sharpener and eraser
- And a little baggie from our flight on Emirates for putting it all in.
It weighs almost nothing :-)
I'm having so much fun stopping on my big walks and taking in all the sights, smells and sounds. Catching little critters unaware. Taking time to breathe.
|Sommet Rouge, near Saint Paul sur Ubaye, France
|Les Eaux Tortes, Laverq Valley, France
I should have a follow up post with my more elaborate kit that I take when I do my urban sketches. In essence it mainly varies by having a much bigger palette, nice fountain pens, and a variety of good watercolour brushes.
As always you can see more on my Instagram account - @reneewaldenart