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Monday, June 29, 2015

Oil Painting Sketch with Pochade Box

Due to bad weather, we decided to paint in our 'studio' this afternoon. Well, it's actually on a table at the corner of a kitchen in Kate's house.

I bought Mabef M104 pochade boxes recently, and it comes in handy in this kind of situation. It's also great to carry around, painting a small sketch en plein air. I'm loving it.
It's a bit heavy, but, unlike other pochade box I saw, its solid design easily withstands my brushwork.

I've read some plein air painters strongly encouraging us to paint small because we don't necessarily get daunted by the sheer pressure to create a masterpiece. It's just a small sketch, and it doesn't take long to finish it. I've found it's so true. Painting a small sketch makes me feel like doing it even during a week when I have an hour to spend.

Anyway, I found this pot a couple of weeks ago in a junk shop in High Street, Westgarth. It's an amazing shop. There're so many stuff in there that you can't really walk through it. And the lady, I'm assuming she's the owner, is such a character that just talking to her itself becomes a fascinating experience.

I'm reasonably happy with this one. Kate also did a great painting.
It was a lovely day.

Oil on panel. 9 1/2 x 7 in.

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