Painting along the Salmon River

I attended the Idaho Conservation League's "Wild Idaho" this year it is always held at the Redfish Lake Lodge. Each year they host panels that talk about environmental issues and speakers that give presentations on different species or landscapes. I tend to skip the field trips to go out and paint. If the weather is good, and this past weekend it was, I go out to paint. I chose this time to drive out to the Salmon River along the road to Alturas Lake, I spent an afternoon painting a view of the river. Below is a picture of my painting easel that I built after several incarnations with my painting mounted on it. I have included several views of it so you can see how it works.

You can see the brush roll clamped  on the left and my turpentine can hanging on the right. 

You can see the brush roll clamped  on the left and my turpentine can hanging on the right. 

This picture shows the blue bag I use for used paper towels and other garbage. The black bag holds all the oil paints and stand oil. This bag helps weigh down the easel to help it be more stable in windy times. After the turpentine dries out on the used paper towels I can often use them at least one more time before they are tossed in the garbage.

This picture shows the blue bag I use for used paper towels and other garbage. The black bag holds all the oil paints and stand oil. This bag helps weigh down the easel to help it be more stable in windy times. After the turpentine dries out on the used paper towels I can often use them at least one more time before they are tossed in the garbage.

The easel is mounted on a quick release camera clamp. The upright back is mounted and the pallet opens down and is held down with gravity.

The easel is mounted on a quick release camera clamp. The upright back is mounted and the pallet opens down and is held down with gravity.