Tuesday, February 2, 2010
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 http://allaprimapochade.com
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!
Posted by enb at 12:49 PM
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Nice night. Other bits of note. Been waiting a long time to ride through Washington Square Park on the way home, or on the way to Salmagundi Club, and last night I found that finally it has been opened. Lots of people congregate there all through the night- had time to sit down and enjoy a duo playing banjo and washboard complete with a few people doing various jigs. Super entertaining scene and a perfect conclusion to my evening.
9x12 oil on a board and almost a couple hours
Posted by enb at 7:57 AM