Here’s Everything You’ll Need to Start Painting “en Plein Air” This Spring

More Painting Materials

Other than your easel, canvases, paints, and paintbrushes, there are a few more basics you’ll need to bring with you when you go outside to paint.

  • A pencil, sharpener, and eraser
  • Clips for keeping paper and canvases in place
  • A paint cloth or towel for wiping your brushes
  • A bottle of water
  • A cup for washing brushes
  • A bag for trash
  • If it’s sunny: a hat and sunscreen
  • If it’s cold: a windproof jacket and gloves


Other Useful Items


Foldable Chair

En Plein Air Painting Materials

Coleman | $29.99


Portable Paint Brush Caddy

En Plein Air Painting Materials

Studio 10 | $19.99


Color Wheel

En Plein Air Painting Materials

COX | $9.12


Wooden Palette


Watercolor Palette Box

En Plein Air Painting Materials

joybest | $10.99


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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.
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