Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Ah....Looking back.... Summer 2016

While browsing through my photos earlier, I began thinking about what 2017 will hold for me in way of participating in Plein Air events. I came across this photo of being in Corning, Iowa this past summer and had to share with all of you.

Maybe I lingered a bit long studying this shot because it was very hot sitting in the sun while painting and it's now 20 degrees outside.  I suddenly felt warmer sitting by the computer.

  Hmmmmmm, I think I should  get out and work during these cold months so I can "think cool thoughts" when viewing pics come  next heat wave.

I really don't need to look for an excuse to paint outdoors anymore.  I'm hooked to painting "in the moment"!  

NEW ...the Mini Lammert Box

While I absolutely Love our original sized box (interior  12"x 16"), especially for Pastels,  I've grown quite attached to this NEW sized box ( interior 9" x 12")  for painting with oils or sometimes carrying other art supplies.

The box weighs 2 lbs 16 ozs.  A velcro style "book strap" holds the doors closed perfectly.  It is attached at both the top & bottom of the box.  

These photos show my oil set up .  To keep weight of the box light and clean up easy, I use a sheet of Jack Richeson & Co., Grey Matters Paper Palettes. The 9" x 12" size sheet comes in a tablet of 50 sheets & lays perfectly inside the main part of the box .  I have the option of either sitting my mineral spirits to the side or the can hangs from a hook designed for pochade boxes. 

As with the original Lammert box, the right door holds brushes in place while painting or in transit.   Short handled brushes fit wonderfully in this box.

The other day I went sketching with friends with watercolors, sketch book , pencils.....you get the idea.  The Mini box fits in a messenger bag, tote bag, & even in some backpacks for easy transport if you don't want to tuck it under your arm.

 Just like the original Lammert box, our Mini sits on the front two legs of a camera tripod and easily goes on and off the legs by lifting straight up or down.

Our Introductory Price: $80.  
To purchase,
Because this isn't a mass produced item....each box is carefully handcrafted....... please send me an email with "Mini Paint Box" in the subject line and we can arrange for you to pay through Paypal.  Thank You!  ginlammert@yahoo.com

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Titled "Family"

16" x 12"  Soft Pastel on UART paper

Here'so one of the latest commissioned pieces I've  had the pleasure of creating.  The client provided the photo via email.  The challenge was to create depth in the shadowed area of these brothers faces.  

I don't feel I could've pulled  off what I did here without the regular practice of drawing & painting from life.  To clarify . ...to create the illusion of form when a photo shows none.