Virtual Art Academy

Great design by a prolific plein air painter

I use Josh Been’s Upright Panel Holders (UPH) for watercolor painting. They are well designed, sturdy and adaptable to the sometimes unique needs of a watercolorist. Since the UPH is designed to attach to a tripod with a ball head, I can lay my painting surface flat for wet-in-wet washes, or at a slight angle, to control the flow of water and pigment. The UPH that I use also allows a bit of choice as to the placement of the tripod mount so I can get my panel a little closer to my palette box if needed. I have my own design that holds my small, plein air palette box which gives me a system about as lightweight as I can get. And it all fits easily in a backpack which can be used as a carryon for air travel. Or hiking. Check out www.prolificpainter.com for the many options he offers. And his superb paintings! (No affiliation, BTW).

Doug Moench
USA
Northern Colorado
November 22, 2019
Daytripper