Simple and compact setup
Start by assembling a compact plein-air setup that enables you to start painting and cleaning up easily. Mine comprises a sketchbook, my paint box, a small jar of water, a small spray bottle to keep the paint wet, masking tape, toothpicks for prepping the paint, paper towels and my brushes in a bamboo matt. I keep all this in a small bag except for the paint box, which needs to be carried. I also have a simple fold-out table instead of a pricey pochade box, where I can rest my water and paint, and use the table top as the mixing surface.