Art, like any creative pursuit, requires improvisation.
When I have private commissions to fulfil and I’m traveling away from my studio, I paint on any surface that can hold a palette to ensure the painting is finished on time.
Usually I work on a random dining table (see photo above) if I’m staying with friends or family, with the natural flotsam of a busy home surrounding me. But I’ve made drawings and paintings using the flat surface of camping tables, rocks, car bonnets, my knee… Any surface will suffice, really.
Often I work with complete focus. Even to the roaring noise of a tile conveyor belt, which is currently hoisting tiles to re-roof the house where I’m staying. After the tiles are loaded, there’s a lot of shouting then the hammering starts…
I prefer working to music but this will do.