Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Tuesday, February 2, 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 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!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Warm Wednesday Night

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

Tax Day

Found some relief from my taxes at the Wednesday night long pose.
April 16, 2009
Found some relief from my taxes at the Wednesday night long pose.
Oil paint, board, and a couple hours.

Wednesday Night Long Pose

March 22 2009
about 2 hours and a heineken
oil on paper board

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A tree grows in central park

nice sunset in central park painting with bages post metropolitan museum of art