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The Smartphone and plein air painting.

The Smartphone and plein air painting.

I remember when a calculator was much more than an app on a smartphone.  And I remember when a map was made of paper and couldn't be re-folded easily.  Now my phone takes better photos than my digital SLR in many cases.  The world changed rapidly and now I like the convenience of the smartphone.  The painting world is changing too.  Panels are getting lighter.  Pigments are getting better.  What seemed smart and convenient recently just doesn't measure up to newer and better products.  Like smartphones, TRAVELITE Wet Panel Carriers are superior. They make painting is easier, lighter, faster and portable....

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Backpacking and plein air painting - It's not what you think

Backpacking and plein air painting - It's not what you think

Back in college we carefully planned on what gear to take to keep our backpacking load light.  We drilled holes in toothbrushes or weighed each freeze dried meal to reduce weight.  I guess I took a little of that thought process with me through life.  On a recent snow painting trip I realized that my painting gear was about all I could handle as far as weight and bulkiness.  It's no wonder forty percent of plein air artist paint within 100 feet of their car.  So I asked, how can a day tripper carry all this painting gear plus their...

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Traveling with Non Painters- How to honor our family and our lifestyle

Traveling with Non Painters-  How to honor our family and our lifestyle

Most artist approach vacations in one of two ways.  It is either a painting vacation or a people vacation. It is almost impossible to paint daily when vacationing with non painters.  At best we carry a sketch book or camera and take lots of photos.  Now, with TRAVELITE Wet Panel Carriers we have a system and process that allows you to do both; honor your time with friends and family and honor your lifestyle of being a painter.   Our panels and wet panel carriers are specifically designed to be small, lightweight and discreet.  If you have 20 minutes each day...

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Daily Promotions on Social Media -TRAVELITE is more than a wet panel carrier

Daily Promotions on Social Media -TRAVELITE is more than a wet panel carrier

One of the biggest problems for artists is exposure.  If you want to sell your work people have to see your work.  And they have to see it regularly.  The most economical way to do that is to promote your work on social media.  TRAVELITE Wet Panel Carriers are unique in that they are also wet painting mailers.  Now you are able to promote your work with daily painting offers while traveling and mail them to collectors that day.  To mail the painting to a collector just seal the wet painting in the mailer with some tape and drop it...

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Flap vs Slot- Battle of the wet panel carriers

Flap vs Slot-  Battle of the wet panel carriers

The achiles heel of wet panel carriers is movement.  Most plein air painters are familiar with the slotted wet panel carriers.  The assumption is that the edges of the panel will be smeared in the carrier but it is okay since the frame will cover up the edges.  While that is not a big deal on large paintings it is a deal breaker on small paintings.  There is a growing group of collectors that want floater panels for smaller works so the entire panel should be preserved.  The floater panels show the edges, look larger, and sell faster.  The TRAVELITE...

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