The biggest drawback working with oils is the gear you need for painting outside. If you are flying, your package (usually) is limited to 20kg. So the format must be keep small. I took a linen roll with me and cut equal pieces of 21×26 cm out. With tape I attached them to a board. At the end of the journey all finished linen pieces were very comfortable to transport.
Usually the summer on the bulgarian black-sae coast is pretty hot. Painting and sketching outside is not that easy. The best time is in the morning or in the evening or you have to watch for enough shadow. The advantage of the summer is, that fresh oil paintings dry much faster.
Meanwhile I could say: »Same procedure as every year«. The last week from June 2011, I spent a few days on Rügen. The weather was almost perfect, but I forgot my two reds. First I thought about using a limmited palette, but I wasn’t in the mood. So I started to look for an art shop on this island. But I had a presentiment, that Rügen doesn’t have any art shops, and it was almost true. Almost, because I found in Binz a small shop with art supplies.
For a week you can get only a taste of new a landscape like Ibiza. There are so many opportunities, like the salinas south from the airport. This area is a highlight for all birdwatchers. My last day from our painting trip was partially interrupted by a storm. So we had to look for a shelter.