mariatumbles asked: Hello! I love your work! I just want to ask what kind of pochade box you have. It seems so portable and small enough that it's very convenient to carry everywhere. Thank you!
Thank you, Maria! I ordered my pochade from allaprimapochade.com. They’re individually handmade by a woodworker named Ben Haggett.
Here’s my setup on a painting trip a couple seasons ago.
And you’re right – They’re small and portable. And very functional. Ben’s also a painter, and has really thought through the practical aspects of his products. They’re geared more for oil painting, but you can see here that it works just fine for other mediums, like gouache.
Can’t say enough nice things about’em – Get one!
If you’re not a french film buff this doodle will require some explaining… What appears to be german soldiers from WWII is actually the famous comic duo, Louis de Funes and Bourvil - frenchmen disguised as nazi soldiers as they help downed english pilots evade the german army in Gérard Oury’s best-known film, Le Grande Vadrouille. Whew! That’s a mouthful.
More concisely: I hope I still have a job tomorrow.
Today marks the 75th anniversary of the publication of The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck. This is a panoramic “still” of the interactive doodle I worked on earlier this year. I hope you check out the full version if you’ve not seen it – but perhaps more enlightening would be to listen to a segment on Morning Edition about how much of the novel and its themes are still relevant today (via Betsy Bauer).
Lazy Sunday post. Of Mice and Men “cover” from a couple months ago. Read and see more here.
"We find after years of struggle that we do not a take a trip; A trip takes us." - John Steinbeck
Happy would-be-112th birthday to my favorite writer. It was an honor, life highlight, and just a lot of plain ol’ fun to create a google doodle for him. (go to google.com to see everything else!)
Been a little quiet here as I’m hunkering down on a project at work. Snuck in some layout studies of one of my favorite films while riding home on the bus. Can you name it?
I’m having a helluva time figuring out how to respond to followers who post in my comment section, including to one follower who has been asking about painting setups. I promise I’m not being a jerk. So if you happen to guess the correct film, please accept an insubmissible but very real nod of approval from me.