Eric wrote:Personally I'd avoid oil pastels just because of the heat, and wouldn't even think of bringing out any paint other than watercolor (and the watercolor pencils give you much more versatility out there).
I think pastels would be ok if kept them in a box with some humidifier gel or something so they didn't become dessicated and crumble into dust. Likewise store completed work in a box with tissue paper and humidifiers. You'd probably want to get some soft cotton pastel paper with a nice tooth to it, stored in a box with humidifier gel as well.
I'd think bringing some flow release and a tub of liquid medium would be the key to making acrylics work, same thing for oil paints and equivalent mediums and additives that increase working time and help with viscosity. Also, I'd bring a couple of different boards, papers and canvases to try painting on.
My assumption is that any fine art medium with a few exceptions is going to be high maintenance, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't attempt to bring your favorite thing out there.
Also, you can get pencil sharpeners with little shavings catches at any art store.