Here I am working in Cornish New Hampshire where Metcalf worked a hundred years before. This is going to be a very short post this evening. Sometimes I get to the blog so late that I am exhausted. I do make a point of posting every day so sometimes I have to do a truncated post. I try even then, to get one useful idea out. Here is tonight's, in response to a commenter who asked how I keep my white from becoming stiff when working outdoors.
The first thing I do is bring my paintbox into a motel room when I am traveling. I don't leave it in the car overnight.When I travel to the location I keep it in a heated part of the car, such as the backseat. That means when I show up on location it is still warm. I make a donut of white in the middle of my palette and then pour a shot of medium into the middle. I whip that up with my palette knife. That will usually keep it usable. However the paint does often behave differently in the cold. I rather like the way it handles sometimes.
I also use the Lefranc titanium which is a more oily and free brushing sort of paint and I think it is better in the cold than some other brands. But I have never had to quit painting outside because my white froze up, just put some more medium into it and whip it up until it is workable.