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