There is a new painting ready to be photographed and posted but before showing you that one let me tell you about the "Surprise Package" I received this week.
In the Art of the River post I mentioned the Jack Richeson Art Supply gift certificate award for $150 for paint or pastels! http://richesonart.com/ Turning me loose in the oil paint isle of any store is dangerous to the wallet - but RICHESON - Wow! This required very careful perusing the on line catalog of 70 colors - decisions, decisions!! I knew I wanted to try the Ice Blue as that had been recommended, I have a passion for Indian Yellows, enjoy using Golden Ochre for portraits and landscapes...well, could do pages discussing how I finally chose eight colors and submitted my order. An email from the company acknowledged receipt and mentioned, "Sometimes we are able to include a little something extra with your shipment". The email also provided information about the company, supplies, their school and gallery, international art competitions they sponsor www.richeson75.com/ and more! Who knew?
The package arrived - a large box - for 8 tube of paint? Well, that must have been some careful packaging. Then, I opened the box! Oh my Goodness !! Did they ever "include something extra"!! Just had to share! Note there are six Grey Matters brushes - I'm as excited about trying those as trying the new oil colors!! You counted nine paint tubes? Yes - they included their new Transparent Marble White! Thank you Jack Richeson Art! I'm a happy painter and will enjoy using all the gifts!