Jul 2, 2012

July 2012: Current Palette Set-Up and exciting News

This is my current palette. It's a special edition Schmincke set purchased on a BIG sale from WetPaint. I took out metal insert which had rails for holding pans and attached my own (extended) collection of pans using Sugru.
I still have enough space to:
a) add more colors or
b) store paper towel (paper towel I - paper towel II is waiting in the water container)
c) store brush (this is a squirrel brush with shortened handle and Zebra pen cover - for protecting my squirrel and to extend brush when painting).

And, using same sugru hacking method I attached a piece of Lego to the mixing area and corresponding piece to my little water container - this was my water does not go flying around :)

You can read more details about colors when you click on the image but basically these are Schminke factory made pans and some Neva/Yarka watercolors I enjoy form a much larger and older set.

Now - one of the reasons for this new - experimental set-up is MY EXCITING NEWS!
I will be participating in 2012 Voices of the Wilderness Artist in Residence Program with Chugach  and Tongass National Forests, Western Arctic National Parklands.

It means that I will be going to Alaska this August - to look, draw, paint and share my drawn reportage about an amazing wilderness as it exists today.

For this trip and preparation for it I am going to make a set on Flickr and tag here - in my blog.

Stay tuned for more news :)


Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

I am SO excited for you, Miss Nina! Wow...

And the Lego idea is brilliant!

Capt Elaine Magliacane said...

Congratulations... what a fabulous trip... can't wait to see Alaska thru your eyes :-)

_nb_ said...

Super excited for you. Can't wait +1. Which site are you going to?

Anonymous said...

Loving the LEGO idea...have to raid one of the childrens toyboxes...

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

Bravo, Nina!! Oh so wonderful!

Nina Khashchina aka Apple-Pine said...

thank you, thank you, dear friends!
I am very very excited and will try my best to stop skipping while walking soon!

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

You go right ahead and skip, you deserve it! You will do a wonderful job, and can't wait to see your sketches!

And BOY are those new security words difficult to read!!

Elizabeth said...

Awesome news - how I am envious! Always wanted to visit Alaska - I'll enjoy t vicariously through your sketches to come!

Dana said...

Congratulations! Alaska is luck to have you!

I've booked a June '13 trip to Alaska... I'm nervous about sketching and painting snow. Can't wait to see how you handle that and the vast landscapes.

Now I have to figure out the lego thing... no kids at my house... I may have to ask a co-worker.