The artist at work. Personalizing a leatherbound journal.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

EGYPTAIN CIGARETTE TIN WATERCOLOR SET

I am always on the lookout for a vintage watercolor set or an old watercolor tin. I recently ran across this old tin Egyptian Cigarette box in an antique store. While not a watercolor tin, I like the way it looked with it's old faded colors and nice patina. I decided to buy it and turn it into my personal watercolor set. I added  the Windsor-Newton / Cotman watercolors, some of my personal ivory handles for brush ferrules and a couple of handmade dip pens for scroll work on the fraktur that I paint. I hope that you enjoy looking at it as much as I enjoyed putting it together and painting with it. Let me know what you think about it.
Closed M. Melachrino & Co. cigarette tin
Another view of the tin

Inside of the tin showing it's contents.

Ivory handles for the brush ferrules, 
handmade dip pens, 
a water siphon and a tin of china white.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

OLD POUCH FRIDAY WILL BE MOVING TO MY NEW BLOG SITE!!!

CHECK IT OUT
CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO GO TO THE NEW POUCH BLOG
WWW.KENSCOTTPOUCHES.BLOGSPOT.COM
In the near future, Old pouch Friday will be moving from this blog to my new pouch blog. I have developed this new and separate blog just to post my pouches on it. I will continue to retain the American frontier art blog for my paintings and other visual artwork.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Soldier and Fort Fraktur

Soldier and Fort Fraktur
Ink, Watercolor and Pencil
on an antiqued book cover.
Approx. 9" x12".
SOLD

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Most Regal of Beasts

MOST REGAL OF BEASTS
Ink and Watercolor Fraktur painting
on an antiqued book cover.
SOLD!

Monday, September 6, 2010

An Artist Perspective on his work.

From time to time, I've featured artists who have impressed me with their work. Fritz Scholder(1937-2005) is one of the most significant artist of our time. When he began painting Native Americans, he challenged tribal stereotypes and offered a post-modern interpretation of the American Indian experience. Scholder, himself part-Native, rejected the label of “Indian artist,” instead describing himself as “a non-Indian Indian.” If your interested in his thoughts on the subject, just click on the video link provided below.

The video link.

 


Fritz Scholder: On life.

"This is a record of your time. This is your movie. Live out your dreams and fantasies. Sit for hours at sidewalk cafes and drink with your heroes. Look up and down. Believe in the unknown, for it is there. Live in many places. Live with flowers and music and books and painting and sculpture. Learn to write well. Learn to listen and talk well. Know your county, know the world, know your history, know yourself. Take care of yourself physically and mentally. You owe it to yourself. Be good to those around you. And do all of these things with passion, Give all you can. Remember, life is short is and death is long".