I've been on a craigslist craze recently. Mainly just cruising through the art section to see if I can score some deals on supplies. I missed out on a killer deal on watercolor things, so once I saw that, I was hooked. I recently picked this up from a woman who barely used it.
The box came with a whole bunch of materials, some that are not even pictured (unused W&N watercolor set, illustration boards, wood palette). From my assumption, this was probably an old model of Utrecht's oil box set. The labels of the utrecht paint tubes are definitely older than what's now carried in store. Utrecht art supplies was established in 1949, and the internet is failing me to find out if these labels date back to that (although I'm pretty sure it does). I'm happy that these are professional grade paints and are baaaarrrrely used.
Like most paint box oil sets, they come with a leather strap. This one roughed through the ages and is still holding strong.
The top half of the box is equipped with storage to hold panels and a wooden palette. I'm sure it's function is to hold wet panels in place & any extra ones. It can carry up to three panels up to size 12x16. Impressive!
The paints included came with the standard split palette. Yellow Ochre, Hansa Yellow Light, Ultramarine Blue Deep, Viridian, Naphthol Red Light, Alizarin Crimson, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Ivory Black, and two tubes of Titanium White.
The ultramarine, yellow ochre, and Viridian seem to have been used the most. Also I've noticed that one of the tubes of white is lighter than the other, but they're both professional grade. Makes me wonder. I'm satisfied that I've got these paints, but I'm hesitant to use them. I'm starting to see them as artifactual souvenirs, Perhaps I'll let them be my tubes of last resort.
I was the most happy with finding this mini wooden brayer in the box. Usually I see rubber ones in the store. Unless I'm just totally unaware that these are still being manufactured. Also it came with a wood scraper. Unlike the paints, I'll most likely be using these tools.
I've got some other goodies from craigslist. I'll share them in the future. For now, It's back to hunting! jk, SLS will kill me. I need to save money for our trips. Will be going to Mendocino next week.
The weekly feature usually held on Wednesdays will be posted on Monday along with some weekend updates. Which means Monday is a double feature! Then Friday should be a recap of my Mendocino trip. Maybe I can sneak in a gouache painting in between photos without SLS knowing. Enjoy the weekend/holiday!
This is another page from a different sketchbook. This sketch was actually inspired by a dream I had of a classmate who dragged me to rob a bank. He then crashed a stolen car in the front yard of my parent's place and tried to convince me to have a shootout with the cops who will arrive at any moment. He was armed and handed me a pistol. He was persistent and wasn't considerate of my family's safety. I ended giving him a gunshot wound to the neck. His blood was purple.