Setting Up to Paint Plein Air Painting with Frank Francese

In this free watercolor tutorial, watercolor artist Frank Francese provides excellent tips, techniques, insight and tools for plein air painting. This series covers the process from start to finish.
In Part 2 Frank unpacks his carry case, sets up his easel and prepares to start the plein air painting process.
The setting is in Valle Crucis, N.C. (deep in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains near Boone, the home of Cheap Joe’s) behind the historic Mast General Store. (

Products featured in this plein air watercolor tutorial:
Joe Miller Signature Easel
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Cheap Joe’s Art Stuffit Towel

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