When I moved into the van, I packed only the bare minimum of 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, and the movement of the sun, and 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 painting techniques to create whimsical landscapes and cloudscapes. Much like my former portraits, these new paintings have turned into caricatures of landscapes rather than realistic likenesses.
These new paintings are 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 find paintings currently available to purchase at 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!