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.