Thursday, March 24, 2016

My Mini Pochade Box

I thought I would share this previous post since it's almost plein-air time here in Maine. We still have a bit of snow on the ground and the wind today was damp and cold, but it won't be long now.

I wanted a small box that I could easily take with me anytime I thought I would have a few minutes to paint. I keep the box ready and only need to add my colors. It's even handy to use while sitting in my car.

My dollar pencil box measuring 5x8x2½

My new mini pochade box.

This box is just the right size for two 5x7 panels. I taped wax paper on the bottom for easy clean-up and adjusted the consistency of the paint with medium when I added it to the box. A small packet of handi wipes goes in my pocket.  

I brace the canvas with my thumb while painting, using the lid as my easel.

The box is deep enough to securely hold two wet 5x7 panels placed back to back and on an angle. The paint brushes can either be placed at the bottom edge of the canvas or in the box, wrapped in a bit of the handi wipes.

A perfect fit.

It closes up, nice and neat.

These inexpensive plastic boxes come in all sizes so you can easily make up a kit to suit the size canvas you prefer. It's fun to just grab the box and go without having to carry all our usual plein air gear.

Thank's for visiting. Enjoy.



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