I bought and Re-purposed an Antique Pochade Artist's Oil Sketch Box
I'm setting it up now to do my first on location oil painting sketch of the Australian bush here at Kangaroo Flat and will have the Jappaned steel artist's box transformation video ready to show you soon.
Oil paint sketching is a technique in which artists use oil paints to create quick sketches or studies of their subjects. This technique is often used as a preliminary step in the creation of a larger, more detailed painting, as it allows the artist to experiment with color, composition, and brushwork before committing to a final image.
Oil paint sketching typically involves using a limited color palette and loose brushstrokes to capture the essence of the subject, rather than trying to create a highly detailed or realistic image. The resulting sketches can be quite expressive and are often used by artists to explore new ideas and techniques.
While oil paint sketching can be done on a variety of surfaces, including canvas and paper, it is most commonly done on small panels or boards that can be easily transported and stored. This makes it a popular technique for plein air painting, or painting outdoors on location, as well as for working in a studio or workshop setting.
With a vintage art tools in tow, Conway Stewart fountain pens and an antique Jappaned steel artist pochade boxes for oils, watercolours or gouache, plus quality art brushes that have seen as many miles and years as the artist, and are still producing their best, our versatile artist explores cottage gardens and the Australian bush, capturing the beauty and essence of nature in impressionistic, alla prima sketches. oil paints. Join us as we embark on a journey through the natural wonders of nature, one sketch at a time.