I got a couple of 1/4" poplar rods and cut them to six 6in. pieces, and also took a 3/4"x3.5" board and cut it to 6" pieces.
I used Elmer's wood glue to adhere the poplar sticks to the wood. It's secure enough to just hammer the glued pieces of wood in place.
My box will hold 5 panels in place. You can throw this thing across a field and it will be fine! They're meant to take a beating in war, after all...
I'd like to share the painting I made on Sunday at our North Bay Plein Air group. This was done at the SF Music Concourse in the middle of Golden Gate Park. Pretty cool building! It was a very gray day with bits of light poking through at the very end. I kept it pretty limited in the palette rather than try to force color into it, which is the temptation when you are plein air painting. I chose to try and enforce the black and white pattern and only used brighter color in the foliage. I feel like it's a bit heavily balanced to the left side, what do you think?
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