Thursday, September 20, 2007

New Toys!

Certainly not needed now, but I knew I eventually might want a palette similar to this one. When it first came up for auction on eBay, I didn't note it because I assumed it would go for more than its worth to me. Luckily, I looked at the items ending soon when the auction was almost over and noticed the bidding was in the $20's, well under the value of an empty palette. Also included were two, retractable brushes.

After tossing in my bid with little time left, I won the auction for $37.00, including shipping. It was then that I looked at the brushes in the photo and thought I saw the name Winsor & Newton.

The package arrived today! The brushes are Winsor & Newton Series 7 Kolinsky Sable Retractable Brushes, sizes 3 and 5! I've already snapped out the paints from the pans and will fill them with Maimeriblu paints. My Winsor and Newton pans will also fit in the palette if I decide later to switch out the paints. The Lukas paints will be wrapped and stored. Three of the Lukas paints are metallic silver, gold, and copper ... fun!

It's nice to find a bargain, but I always think of bargains as a treat to make up for all the times I don't get a bargain ... or a decent parking space. *lol*


Jan said...

Nice pick up! And with Ebay, you get the thrill of the chase as well. I don't look at Ebay anymore. I got a little hooked on that thrill for a while there. You will love this palette. And those brushes! I don't think we can anything like that here. Thanks for revisiting my blog. I'm looking forward to seeing your leather encased sketchbook here soon. I'm really surprised how much I like the small size of mine. It's smaller than a Moleskine! I think it's that I like the slightly more square shape.

hfm said...

They are really good; I was offered a set.

Anna said...

Great find!

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