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Re: OUR sketching kits!!!

Postby Alitogata » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:07 pm

I'm about to order the ultimate custom sketching and painting brass box.
Here:
http://www.lapetitepalette.com/index.html
Peter Berkovski is a fellow Bulgarian watercolourist who just started a new company specialized on making brass watercolour boxes. And why not.. he knows first hand the artists' needs.
So I contacted him, I told him my perverted desires and he promised that he will satisfied them with the most optimal and operational way at the best price available on market. Ahhh...You are going to envy me... :P :wink:
Check his website. The guy knows what he is doing..
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Re: OUR sketching kits!!!

Postby Andre Jute » Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:03 pm

When you find out how heavy a brass paintbox is, and how inelegantly lopsided you walk with it, I'll take it off your hands and won't even charge you for the service.
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Re: OUR sketching kits!!!

Postby Alitogata » Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:21 pm

Andre Jute wrote:When you find out how heavy a brass paintbox is, and how inelegantly lopsided you walk with it, I'll take it off your hands and won't even charge you for the service.


Ha ha ha... don't worry. It will never get out of my studio. I have already experience the lose of some of my favourite painting tools when my hand bag was stolen some years ago, including and very nice box that I was using for my paints and it was a gift that had a special emotional value for me. Lesson learned the hard way and that is the reason why all my sketching kits are consistent of cheap and easily replaceable stuff. The cheaper the best.
I don't even hold any of my favourite hand bags when I'm going for outdoor sketching. Because the last time I was crying for the hand bag too. ( leather, expensive thing).
Anyway when I'll get this box it will stay indoors and it will be a sketching box in theory and not in practice. I have no intention to gift my painting materials to bag snatchers.
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Re: OUR sketching kits!!!

Postby Andre Jute » Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:27 pm

Ha! I'm not envious at all. The photos on his netsite are great. When you get the box, don't forget to post more photos here.
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Re: OUR sketching kits!!!

Postby Alitogata » Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:06 pm

Andre Jute wrote:Ha! I'm not envious at all. The photos on his netsite are great. When you get the box, don't forget to post more photos here.


I will.. don't worry... ( be happy)! :)
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Re: OUR sketching kits!!!

Postby Alitogata » Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:01 am

Yesterday I bought one of the Derwent pencil cases.
Well.. that was a great buy, because this is a very simple and well made case and it holds everything, even my paper clips.
Check it below closed, opened and next to my sketching boxes.
The biggest advantage of such kind of pencil cases is that you don't have pens and brushes clanging inside boxes. I find simply embarrassing to have my art materials clanging in my back bag among the countless other things that I have in there while I'm walking at the streets. So this was the kind of pencil case I needed. :)

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I like it!!
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Re: OUR sketching kits!!!

Postby Alitogata » Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:31 am

And for those who are curious to know what is in my bag here is a photo evidence:

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Re: OUR sketching kits!!!

Postby Andre Jute » Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:00 am

When I saw "Butt protection" I thought for a moment you wear cardboard down your panties because Greek men pinch like Italian men. Then I realized you put the cardboard down to sit on dirty or cold surfaces. Good idea. But I'll put my cardboard in a plastic bag, because here the issue isn't dirty surfaces -- everything is washed clean by rain -- or even cold stone, but the rain itself making everything wet.
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Re: OUR sketching kits!!!

Postby Russ » Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:37 am

This is very funny!
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Re: OUR sketching kits!!!

Postby Alitogata » Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:02 am

Andre Jute wrote:When I saw "Butt protection" I thought for a moment you wear cardboard down your panties because Greek men pinch like Italian men. Then I realized you put the cardboard down to sit on dirty or cold surfaces. Good idea. But I'll put my cardboard in a plastic bag, because here the issue isn't dirty surfaces -- everything is washed clean by rain -- or even cold stone, but the rain itself making everything wet.



:lol: :lol: :lol:
The D Lock is by far more effective against pinching attempts. As I wrote it is a dangerous weapon. The carton is for protecting my butt from cold or too hot benches, steps etc.
I don't go out sketching when it rains Andre. I'm not that obsessed with sketching! :lol: The carton butt protector is the best idea ever. I get these cartons from the recycling bins and this folded carton fits in my sketch bag and it is light too. Why holding sketching seats with me when there are so many marbles, stairs and benches all over Athens to seat on. :wink:
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Re: OUR sketching kits!!!

Postby Andre Jute » Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:37 am

You would have thought it even funnier, Russ, if you were present the day I discovered the shortcoming of my previous seat. This is it, the shooting stick leaning against my field easel:Image
Behind me was another few paces of road and another sharp blind corner, all of it bordered by high hedges. The shooting stick has a spike at the bottom and a round foldable stop (folded in the photo) to prevent it sinking too deeply into the soft ground beside racetracks. I sat on the stick and started painting, the stick slid a bit along the tarmac on its metal point and then tilted over and suddenly the stop became a wheel and down I went, knocking myself out on the road. I doubt a car could have stopped in the distance from the corner before it ran over me. Fortunately none came...
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Re: OUR sketching kits!!!

Postby Alitogata » Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:36 pm

Have you lost it completely? What were you doing in the middle of the street just behind the corner? :?: :roll:
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Re: OUR sketching kits!!!

Postby Russ » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:39 am

Since the view from a seat is rarely decent for a sketch (in my experience), I always stand. But a contraption like that might change my mind. But after reading of your experience, maybe I'll pass. Very funny!
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Re: OUR sketching kits!!!

Postby Andre Jute » Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:36 am

Alitogata wrote:Have you lost it completely? What were you doing in the middle of the street just behind the corner? :?: :roll:


Dedication to my art. There was nowhere else with that optimum viewpoint.

Also, it is a very small, quiet country lane, and I'd chosen my time carefully: the soccer moms wouldn't be roaring down it in their out-of-control Range Rovers for another hour yet when their kids came out of school.

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Andre Jute, Kilbrogan Fields, 2014, W&N Oil Bar on canvas panel, 10x8in
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Re: OUR sketching kits!!!

Postby Alitogata » Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:54 pm

Let me share with you a secret Andre. The best artists are the living ones! :lol:
Anyway.. great painting even though your butt will still remember it! :P :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Happy New Year to you all! :D
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