How I Travel With Wet Paintings

(​This follows from my previous email: Traveling and Painting.)

A few readers asked how I go about traveling with wet paintings.

That’s a good question, as oil paint can take a few days to dry to touch.

I only recently started using Guerrilla Painter boxes. These things have made painting on location much easier.

I have two 6×8 boxes that can each hold four small boards back to back. The boxes and the studies from my recent Hamilton Island trip are pictured below:

Hamilton Island Studies, Carry Box, 2
Hamilton Island Studies, Carry Box

The rest of my painting travel kit includes:

– New Wave pochade box (without the brush holder as I only use palette knives for this kit).

– Ampersand gessoboards. A sturdy alternative to canvas.

– 2 palette knives.

– Paper towel.

– Oil paints (limited palette).

That’s it. Less is certainly more when it comes to a painting travel kit.

You can find links to the above on my supplies page.​

Also, I’m opening the 30-Day Creativity Kickstart for enrollment all year round (no open close periods). You can find more details and sign up here.

Happy painting!

Dan Scott


Dan Scott is the founder of Draw Paint Academy. He's a self-taught artist from Australia with a particular interest in landscape painting. Draw Paint Academy is run by Dan and his wife, Chontele, with the aim of helping you get the most out of the art life. You can read more on the About page.