Painting outdoors (or en plein air as some artists call it) is always a pleasure. Here’s some of the equipment I use when I’m painting. The painting box itself is called a pochade box and is designed to safely hold all the paints and brushes I might need... Drawing is very important to an artist – without the ability to draw most artists are unable to paint convincingly. Drawing is one of the basic exercises that I try to do as frequently as possible but like many busy parents, I seldom get enough time to practice... Here’s a painting that I’m working on at the moment. Its a woodland landscape.