Thursday, May 26, 2011

New Pochade Box



Last week I finally received my lovely new plein air painting box. Open Box M out of Cody Wyoming custom makes these boxes for artists all over the country. I have used this exact box before, borrowed from friend Rob Adamson and I loved it. It is carefully hand crafted out of quality hardwoods and is light yet very sturdy. All of the brass fittings and hardware are precision made specifically for these boxes.


All you need is a tripod to mount it on and you are ready to go. My box is the 11" x 14" pallette/panel holder, small enough to fit in a backpack. The color mixing area is just about right for painting outdoors as I generally work pretty small. Spring loaded rods hold your panel securely in place and can be adjusted to hold a piece approximately 18" wide if desired. I love the functionality as well as the look of this box and I can't wait to get out and break it in.

6 comments:

Rob Colvin said...

Hey, looks just like mine, except much newer, mine is covered with paint streaks. Excellent choice! You'll enjoy it.

Christopher Thornock said...

And now I turn a light shade of viridian in envy.

suziqt said...

I love my box as well, the only downside is that it's so light the wind likes to take it. Enjoy it!

Greg Newbold said...

Guess I am a fair weather plein air painter- never had things take off in the wind. My tripod is pretty light though. I may have to drop a bungee cord into my paint box to weigh down the rig on blustery days.

Becka Noel said...

Do you use the oil version with your acrylics?

Greg Newbold said...

Becka- no, this box is strictly for my oil work- either Plein Air or small oils in the studio. Acrylic would be impossible to clean out after it dries. I clean out the oils after every session.