When I moved into the van, I packed only bare minimum art supplies. I needed a break from painting, and at the time, I didn’t have the space to store wet paintings or additional supplies. Fast forward a year and a half, and I’m wielding paintbrushes again.
Painting on the road is quite different from painting in the comforts of a home studio, and I’m still getting used to it. When I set my studio up outside, I have to contend with weather, fluctuating temperatures, the movement of the sun, wind, and that’s just a start. There’s also the occasional insect that gets stuck in the wet paint, along with pine needles and other tree debris. Once I had to pack up early due to wildfire ash raining down on everything. It’s all a fun challenge, though.
I’ve been playing around with new styles and paint techniques to create whimsical landscapes and cloudscapes. Much like my former portraits, these new paintings have turned into caricatures of the landscapes rather than realistic likenesses.
These new paintings are available to purchase on my Etsy Shop. They’re small, lightweight, easy to hang, easy to mail, and make perfect gifts if you’re looking for something unique for the holidays. You can see some of the recent paintings in the images below, and also on my art page: lisabussett.com/artworks
Below are some photos to give you an idea of what my outdoor, and indoor, studio setups look like.
Let me know what you think!