Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday, February 19, 2010

Thursday, February 18, 2010

good morning sketches!

warming up before going into the lab.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Friday, February 05, 2010

non sense sketching

I have no idea what this is beyond a water wheel- just a bit of late night sketching between projects.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

New Year, New Box; Alla Prima Pochade!

My Alla Prima Pochade came in the mail the other day- Ben Hagget, an avid plein air painter himself, builds these in his shop, and I must say it's suuper nice. Lots of clever design solutions. The palette setup is a little different than what Im used to, but hopefully having my raw paint and my mixing paint in completely different areas will make my colors at least a little less muddy. The thing I like best is the wet canvas storage in the lid- not that I ever could paint so much, but I think I could store up to 8 wet panels in there if I needed to. Awesome!
Got to the painting workshop really late the other night, but I think the new box setup is gonna work out well.
Check out Ben's site
I got the bigger Yellowstone model because I need as much palette space as possible- but all three sizes are amazing bits of craftsmanship. Thanks to JimmyG for referring me to Ben's Alla Prima Pochades!