Friday, 29 March 2013

Artists Box.

Hi everyone, id like to start this post by wishing all my followers a happy Easter and for all the wonderful comments on my previous posts, I would also like to congratulate Brae who's blog otterine has just been voted No1 in the readers choice awards for 2013, I'm sure as most of you are aware Brae creates some of the most inspiring pieces of work and is an inspiration to all miniature artists around the globe. Many congratulations Brae.

As mentioned previously when i was making the case for the water colour painting it gave me the idea of making a artists box, Ive decided to create two of these one for watercolours and one for oils which will be a little more complex as i want to include more items.

Obviously it made sense to start with the least complicated first so the watercolour box was born.
The box measures 1.5'' x 1.25'' and as you can see is a well used item.

The artist who owned this lived in Paris at the turn of the century and spent most of his days painting simple watercolours which he would sell to acquire money for his rent and food, looking inside the box there's also a receipt and a couple of addresses of potential clients pined to the lid.

The box contains all the basic items he needs to enable him to also carry it with him on journeys and especially when he visits his parents in the country.

The paint tray is also removable as are the tiny water pots and painting board. Sometimes simple pieces like this can also be the most special.

I still have a box very similar to this which i acquired when i started as a young apprentice sign writer when i first left school only my box was used primarily for carrying different kinds of brushes and not paints. After a couple of years i moved to the restoration of horse drawn carriages carrying out basic carpentry skills and the complete repaint of the carriage down to hand painting crests and applying the gold leaf this was my introduction into the artistic world.
The tiny artists box will be available on my for sale page.
Have a great day everyone.   Tony


  1. Tony, yet again you have blown me away with your work, the details and the story that goes with it is fantastic

  2. Happy Easter to you and yours too! Another masterpiece!

  3. Happy Easter to you and your family Tony!
    It's a beautiful box(again) just a bit too clean for me.;)

  4. Thank you for the mention, Tony! :D This artist's box is just divine!!! :D

  5. Tony, this is a stunning masterpiece, thank you for sharing the story behind this artist's box and the beautiful pictures of all the details!!
    Happy Easter to you and yours!
    Hugs, Ilona

  6. Meravigliosa!!! Assolutamente meravigliosa!!!

  7. It is a wonderful artists box. Just exactly what I would think one would have looked like during that period in Paris. Even the brush is perfect.

  8. Tony the box is just stunning. Amazing detail and I love the story that goes with it. It was interesting to read about your introduction to the artistic world. Have a wonderful Easter.

  9. Wonderfully detailed.

    Happy Easter to you too.

  10. Wonderful box! It´s perfect

  11. Absolutely captivating. I love the backstory to your pieces, and this one is particularly charming.

  12. Another masterpiece Tony!It´s perfect...Happy Easter to you and your family. Hugs

  13. Marvelous piece!!!

  14. Happy Easter! What a wonderful box.

  15. I am heads over heels in love with the box, one which I wanted to make myself but not quite like this. Yours is way better, of course :).

  16. And again a wonderful work.
    Thanks for sharing and HAPPY EASTER