Not sure what to do with that old laptop computer no one can repair or upgrade? Arizona artist Karen McLain came up with a way of converting hers to a plein air painting box, and shows you how to do the same in a video.
“Moon,” by Karen McLain
“Robin’s Foal,” by Karen McLain
Like many outdoor painters, Karen McLain is a responsible steward of the environment, and she recycles anything that might have a new use after it has fulfilled its original function. She recently posted a video (below) showing how she converted an old laptop computer to a portable painting box.
McLain’s new painting box
“Painting from life not only reveals nature’s beauty firsthand, it also challenges me to focus and see clearly the light, form, and wonderful color present,” McLain writes on her website (www.karenmcclainstudio.com). She is also an avid horsewoman, and says that the time she spends in the saddle and painting on location inspires her artwork and her life’s work.