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An Artists Packing Supply List

Updated: May 2, 2023

An artists checklist to pack for Provence, France

If you're an artist traveling to Provence, you'll want to pack supplies that will help you capture the beauty and charm of the region. Here's a checklist of essential items to pack:

  1. Sketchbook or journal: A sketchbook or journal is a must-have for any artist, and Provence offers endless inspiration for your drawings and notes.

  2. Drawing and painting supplies: Depending on your preferred medium, you'll want to pack the appropriate supplies. For drawing, consider bringing pencils, erasers, and a sharpener. For painting, bring watercolors, brushes, and a watercolor pad or canvas.

  3. Camera: A camera can help you capture the beauty of Provence and serve as a reference for your artwork. Make sure to pack extra batteries and memory cards.

  4. Easel: If you plan on painting outdoors, consider bringing a portable easel that is lightweight and easy to set up.

  5. Sun protection: With plenty of sunshine, it's important to protect your skin and eyes from harmful UV rays. Pack sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses.

  6. Comfortable clothing and shoes: Provence can get quite warm in the summer months, so pack comfortable clothing that will keep you cool. Don't forget to pack comfortable shoes for exploring the towns and countryside.

  7. Travel-sized watercolor set: A travel-sized watercolor set is perfect for painting on-the-go and can easily fit in your backpack or purse.

  8. Water bottle: Staying hydrated is important when you're spending time outdoors, so make sure to pack a reusable water bottle.

  9. French phrasebook: While many people in Provence speak English, it's always a good idea to have a phrasebook handy in case you need to communicate with locals.

In conclusion, packing for an artistic trip to Provence requires some planning and preparation, but with these essential items in your suitcase, you'll be ready to capture the region's natural beauty and charm. Don't forget to pack sunscreen, comfortable clothing and shoes, and your preferred drawing and painting supplies. With a little bit of inspiration and creativity, you'll be able to create artwork that captures the essence of Provence.

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