These are the items I received from one of my grandfather's painting supply boxes. It is so neat to hold these things and think about what Grandpa used them for!
Here are some of his books for inspiration and learning and sketching. I even found a sketch book with his handwriting. Looks like he was working on writing a play!
His artist's pallet.
Some paint brushes and other tools, and an artist's mannequin.
I wrote a poem a long time ago about what secrets were still waiting to be painted inside Grandpa's box of tools; how I wish so much I could sit and watch him paint; how I want him to teach me his techniques and about his inspiration. But he died when I was 3. I have two memories of him holding me. I know that I would have been his favorite!!
I have another box in the garage with even more treasure including oil paints in metal tubes and even some old chemicals like paint thinner and quick-drying solutions. Can't wait to show you that one!