I need advice re: oil painting while being away from home for a long time.
I live in the US, and I am going to spend a few months away in Europe (namely in Russia and UK). I hope I will find a way to keep painting while I’m away, but I’m not sure what to do next. Up to this moment, all my DPW buyers were from the US and Canada. I doubt that a couple of months is enough time to start selling in a new place. On the other hand, I’m afraid that high shipping costs would interfere with the sales to the North American customers. So, if selling is not an option, what would you do? Traveling with a big box of canvases doesn’t look appealing to me. Of course, I can paint, then scrape it off and paint over again and again just for the sake of practice, but it sounds a bit sad, right? One thing that came to my mind is to try to paint on loose canvas. Then I could save at least those works that turned out well, and they won’t take too much space. If any of you tried painting on loose canvas, how did it work for you? I’m also thinking about trying oils on paper, but I tried Fredrix canvas pad once and didn’t like it too much. Should I try a different brand? Any advice is welcome!
Also, if you happen to live in Russia or UK and ship your art to the US, what postal service would you recommend, and how much does it cost?