Either way – since the moment I picked up my first camera years ago, I have always loved taking photos of rocks. And in recent years, painting them.
All of the these were painted with dried gouache in my Portable Painter palette, my favorite way to use gouache outside nowadays. Even in the studio, it is a handy little kit.
Watch how I do it here:
Yes, it gets a little messy, but not as bad as my wet palette did. With my dried gouache palette there is much less maintenance and worry. Simply squeeze in the wet gouache, let it dry for a couple of days, and it’s good to go. Even if it gets REALLY dry after a couple of months of neglect, I can spray it, let the water soak in, and keep using it. Here’s another post about setting up a dried gouache palette and some of my research.
Hiking with my little painting kit is easy, it is extremely compact and I never have to worry about the paint spilling, because it’s dried! And as you can see I’m able to easily layer opaque colors.