nagualero

Wilderness Painting - Bushcraft - Adventure

Painting is one of the best ways I have found to express myself
and to explore the world within and around us.

Influenced by observations and thoughts as well as words of great people,
I create Inspirational Paintings...

Images that will enrich my life by provoking questions & self reflection,
in other words, Art that aims to elevate the Spirit,
Paintings that make me and hopefully others Think…

By using simple deserted landscapes
combined with dramatic skies to set a tone or mood,
the Artwork delivers a symbolic message...

A message that embodies and symbolizes
a particular human value, a feeling or Spirit;
to enhance, illuminate and to better understand...
What is Best or Worse in Them.

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pochade boxes

My favorite ( by far ) painting boxes are made by Alla Prima pochade. They are hand made by artist Ben Haggett, and they are truly masterpieces of great woodworking skill. I have been using mine for years and the more it gets used, the more i love it. What I love most about it, is that each one is unique, since the wood grain will never be the same on each box. The fact that they are made of high quality woods and by hand ( not mass produced in a factory ) was a huge deciding factor for me when choosing my ideal painting box. I will always support top quality craftsmanship over assembly line stuff. 

Here is Ben on his painting boxes:

"Pochade" is a French word for a small sketch, especially one executed in oils, out of doors. A pochade box is a lightweight, portable painting box, with an incorporated panel holder that acts as an easel. Modern ones feature tripod mounts for easy positioning.

Pochade boxes have become the preferred platform for creating small plein air paintings. As a plein air painter and woodworker, I've been building and enjoying my own pochade boxes for years, while always thinking about how to make them better. Now I've designed a line of pochade boxes that incorporate all the features that I've always wanted. Features like the ability to carry four wet panels of different sizes, a lid that holds position without annoying braces and wingnuts, and the convenience of having paint tubes, water or turps containers, and brushes accessible while I paint.

Of course, I use quality woods and stainless steel fasteners, because I believe tools should be durable as well as beautiful. My philosophy is simple: the more you enjoy using your equipment, the more you will paint and create. Art is long, and life is short, so get the tools you need, and go...paint!

- Ben Haggett

You can buy them here and you can watch videos of Ben's whole range of pochade boxes here.

 

Hand made brushes by Rosemary & co

Ultimate Bristle Long Flat

Ultimate Bristle Long Flat

Interlocked bristle brushes offer the artist a traditional brush but with double the interlock. Two equal amounts of best quality Chinese bristle set opposite each other so that the natural curve is facing inwards .The bristle is selected in length and size to enable perfect balance. Although labour intensive this gives the artist a hard wearing brush which keeps its shape for a very long time. Easy to clean and a good performer.  I use sizes 4, 6, 8, 10, 12

Interlocked bristle brushes offer the artist a traditional brush but with double the interlock. Two equal amounts of best quality Chinese bristle set opposite each other so that the natural curve is facing inwards .The bristle is selected in length and size to enable perfect balance. Although labour intensive this gives the artist a hard wearing brush which keeps its shape for a very long time. Easy to clean and a good performer.

I use sizes 4, 6, 8, 10, 12

Series 279. Masters Choice Long Flats

Series 279. Masters Choice Long Flats

An interesting hair with distinctive markings and a semi-stiff firmness of stroke, each tip having the softness of velvet. This hair is responsive and firm, yet delicate to touch. Traditionally used with oil and acrylic, ideal for adding highlights and tonal values. A very resilient hair which wears well.  I use sizes 0 to 12

An interesting hair with distinctive markings and a semi-stiff firmness of stroke, each tip having the softness of velvet. This hair is responsive and firm, yet delicate to touch. Traditionally used with oil and acrylic, ideal for adding highlights and tonal values. A very resilient hair which wears well.

I use sizes 0 to 12

 

My PalettE

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the Brand of paints that i currently use

I use water mixable oils. I don’t carry toxic materials to use in nature, I rather keep it simple.

Water is everywhere where i work, and it suits my needs perfectly.