A month or so ago one of my neighbors - Elizabeth - donated a paint box to me. But when I say "paint box" - this thing is so much more than that ... it's like a portable studio. It's not quite as compact and portable as a French Easel, but it's really cool. I've never seen one like it before. It's perfect for when I want to sit at the computer to work from photos ... or when I want to sit out and paint plein air. It has lots of storage capacity - even has several drawers!
So, to thank her for it ... and for the frames that she gave me some months ago ... I did a painting of her dogs. They have three dogs that greet me whenever I have to go up or down our shared easement. They're beautiful dogs and I'd thought many times how I would like to paint them ~ so I already had lots of pictures of them (because I'm continually making photos of stuff).
Thanks again, Elizabeth, for the easel and the frames!