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portalhome
08-17-2013, 11:32 PM
Anybody have this pochade box? I have been looking for years for just the right one, (and since I can't have/afford Joseph Z's beautiful setup) and this one looks intriguing. Dickblick had only two reviews, one saying a cheap tripod won't hold it and one saying it was wonderful.

So, anybody here actually use one?

Thanks,
Alice

virgil carter
08-18-2013, 08:21 AM
I haven't used this particular pochade box, but I have used (and still own) others. For me, pochade boxes are great for oil, acrylic and pastel painting. They are marginal for watercolor painting, IMO.

The challenges with watercolor and pochade boxes include:


There's always a large "box" between you and your painting;
Your painting is usually near vertical;
The paper and backing support may limit the size of larger paintings, depending on the design of the pochade box;
Many boxes are large, heavy to carry, and time-consuming to erect.


I prefer lighter, easier and more flexible set-ups for watercolor. On the other hand, if this or other pochade boxes support your approach to painting, then go for it!

Sling paint,
Virgil

portalhome
08-18-2013, 09:07 AM
Thank you, Virgil, I shall go forth and sling!

HarvestMoon
08-19-2013, 09:51 PM
I have a guerilla thumb box, that I outfitted years ago for watercolor painting while on vacation, and I totally love it! The top folds down flat for watercolor painting, I put paper in the top plus a board to put behind the paper, lots of pencils, erasers, etc. in bottom, palette on top with the lid. All in a cute box that fits on my lap!

HarvestMoon
08-19-2013, 09:52 PM
What is Joseph's setup?

portalhome
08-19-2013, 10:13 PM
Here he is using it, they are sold I think in Australia and cost nearly 500.00. But beautiful! This one I'm looking at folds back flat like your guerrilla box but has a canvas/paper storage on the back side. I've been looking at the guerrilla too.

HarvestMoon
08-19-2013, 10:36 PM
Very cool! Wonder what it is called?

Marcio C
08-20-2013, 10:38 AM
Anybody have this pochade box? I have been looking for years for just the right one, (and since I can't have/afford Joseph Z's beautiful setup) and this one looks intriguing. Dickblick had only two reviews, one saying a cheap tripod won't hold it and one saying it was wonderful.

So, anybody here actually use one?

Thanks,
Alice
There are few situations where a pochade box would be more convenient than a watercolor easel... very few watercolorists use one.
If you decide to go with a pochade box, this is probably not the best option, reviews and forums on plein air all indicate that this is cheaply built--the hinges and fasteners are poor quality--and won't last.

JackMadison
05-16-2016, 02:24 AM
I can tell you that this is very popular. We sell many of these to extremely happy customers. madisonartshop.com/all-in-one-box.html

Neeman
05-16-2016, 03:28 AM
W/N Dart easel

http://www.amazon.com/Winsor-Newton-Dart-Sketching-Easel/dp/B000KNJ8K0

ollieowl
05-16-2016, 11:27 PM
why make your own this tube page

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vR2P8ymJ0cg

have some fun

HarvestMoon
05-17-2016, 04:09 AM
Ollie I love that video! Cool ideas!

shadye1
05-17-2016, 08:18 AM
Ollie I love that video! Cool ideas!

This pochade box may be more useful to you, no box holding you away from the painting.
http://pochadeboxpaintings.blogspot.co.uk/2009/02/how-to-build-your-own-pochade-box.html
There is also a tray that hooks around the tripod legs, the free plans are on this site. Looks like thishttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-May-2016/1974351-Canteen_tray_and_drawing_board..jpg

HarvestMoon
05-17-2016, 10:12 AM
Shadye it might be more useful, except for one thing. I have an absolute obsession with art supplies in wooden boxes! Probably because my dad had a beautiful set of colored pencils in wood he would not let me touch! :crying:

shadye1
05-17-2016, 11:27 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-May-2016/1974351-supply-on-tripod.jpgYou could change the canteen tray for a nice wooden box :) One nice Sienna box!

indraneel
05-17-2016, 11:47 AM
You could change the canteen tray for a nice wooden box :) One nice Sienna box!

...and beat it up through overuse... http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1295704

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-May-2016/100896-20121029-135013-IMG_1288.jpg

mlaiuppa
05-17-2016, 06:54 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-May-2016/1974351-supply-on-tripod.jpgYou could change the canteen tray for a nice wooden box :) One nice Sienna box!

That gives me a great idea for some cigar boxes I have. I think I can recreate that with a few modifications with some of the shallow boxes I have.

joesurfer
05-17-2016, 10:17 PM
Here is what I use and I can paint anywhere with this. I often paint outside several times a week and this packs up and sets up quickly. my whole set up can be carried on a motorcycle.. I put the shelf and painting board in a backpack with paper and whatever else. I made the shelf and It holds pallet and has holes to hold brush's and water. I carry my main painting supplies in a leather purse an old girlfriend left at my house. I paid $26 for the easel and it is easily modified because it is wood. It quickly tilts any angle and can be used from a stool or while standing. It also folds up. Currently, I sit on a bucket. My Rig is much more compact than what joseph Z use's and I can tilt my paintings up side down. I can also quickly bolt a lamp to it. I carry fold up beach umbrella also to block sun when needed.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-May-2016/1966233-5-17-16_joe_easel_set_up_800pix.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-May-2016/1966233-4-23-16_joe_painting_at_Cheri_Downs_800pix_wide.jpg

HarvestMoon
05-18-2016, 07:23 AM
Joe that is cool and I love your work! I just noticed yesterday that one of my leather purses would make a perfect satchel for doing urban sketching. Trying to sort out the exact supplies I want in it. Your setup has the essential Home Depot orange bucket, that none of us can do without!

shadye1
05-20-2016, 11:28 AM
I found the Panel carrier box also by Jim Serrett
http://pochadeboxpaintings.blogspot.co.uk/2009/03/how-to-build-pochade-box-panel-carrier.html

JackMadison
11-09-2017, 02:24 AM
We have many very happy customers with this.

https://www.madisonartshop.com/all-in-one-box.html