View Full Version : Frederic Remington's Paint Box

06-13-2013, 03:24 PM

Sorry for he poor image quality, this is an iPhone snap through a glass case.
Here is Western and Adirondack artist Frederic Remington's watercolour paint box. He used watercolours primarily for sketching.

I am fortunate enough to live in the next town over from the Frederic Remington museum located in his former home in Ogdensburg, NY. I thought my fellow WCers would find this interesting.

06-13-2013, 06:15 PM
Looks like what Craig Young now calls the Fletcher-Watson palette.

06-13-2013, 08:05 PM
Wow! That's pretty neat to see. Seems he liked to have a lot of colors on hand - that looks like 24 full pans, at least 8 half pans. Looks like there's a rather small brush, a jar of something (white gouache?), and some sculpting tools too.

06-15-2013, 04:16 PM
Here it is lightened:



06-15-2013, 08:03 PM
Why would he use sculpting tools on a watercolor??

06-15-2013, 08:38 PM
I don't know if he did or not, but you can use them to shove paint around, add texture and lines. :)

06-15-2013, 09:23 PM
I think the sculpting tools are not directly related to his watercolours. They probably also came from his studio and were next to the paintbox in he museum case.

Captain G
06-17-2013, 07:31 PM
I've been to Ogdensburg to see the Remington museum and it was great. The Rockwell museum in Corning NY has several Remington paintings as well as some sculptures. It's a great visit if your into western art.

06-18-2013, 10:36 AM

OK I improved the contrast, set a white point and increased the image saturation a little, Looks a fun set of colours.

Wearing my Chemist hat, would be fun to to use a non destructive technique to identify the pigments