Thursday, 23 October 2014

A Penchant for a Pochade?

If you enjoy painting on the move, these robust beach wood pochade boxes are the ideal companion. The boxes are light, practical, attractive and the perfect gift for the travelling artist.

Available in two sizes, they include an easel, a palette, secure storage for materials and space for up to four wet paintings. They also come equipped with a convenient carry handle and detachable shoulder strap.

Designed for oils and acrylics, these boxes are also perfect for use with other mediums such as watercolours and pastels. The storage section can be easily removed from the hinged lid and palette leaving a lightweight easel that can hold canvas and painting boards.

Our photographs show the boxes with an assortment of art materials including a Winsor & Newton Artists' Canvas Board 12" x 10" (305mm x 254mm) which fits perfectly in the large box.

The pochade boxes and all the contents you need are available from the George Weil website.

Friday, 10 October 2014

Felted Spider for Halloween

Felted Spider made from wool
Creepy Crawlies and things that go bump in the night!

We're coming up to Halloween and here is something fun to make during the Autumn half term.  We've put together a Fact File page to show how the spider was made and it includes step-by-step instructions, including how to use pipe cleaners to make his legs poseable.

See our Fact File page Hand Felted Spider for Halloween to find out more.