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View Poll Results: What Plein Air Equipment do you use?
Soltek System 14 4.03%
Gorilla 38 10.95%
Alla Prima 35 10.09%
Coulter Plein Air Syster 3 0.86%
Sun Eden Plein Air System 2 0.58%
Open Box M 28 8.07%
Billups Box 0 0%
Easy L 27 7.78%
Julian Easel 36 10.37%
French Easel (Julian imitation) 40 11.53%
Other Pochade Box (purchased) 29 8.36%
Other Pocade Box (home made) 54 15.56%
Other 41 11.82%
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:04 PM
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Re: Plein Air Equipment

I use the Jullian easel. It is fairly heavy when you fill it up with 4 paintbrushes
2 palette knifes the wooden palette, turps, Fast dry painting medium rags etc.
It comes with a bag that includes the umbrella (rain) and carries on your back.

What's good is it's stable and it takes quite reasonable sized canvas.
When it gets windy the use of a 10lb weight attached to the loop at the back of the easel does the trick.

I use this because all the artists in montmartre use it even today. They work outdoors all year round.
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My plein air set-up is really basic. The only thing not in the photos is the canvas bag everything goes in but the easel and folding camp chair. I guess watercolor is a little simpler than anything but drawing.

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Re: Plein Air Equipment

I have two boxes from www.guerrillapainter.com a cigar box (photo below) that was modified and a 9x12 Guerrilla Box that I use for larger works and indoors. The 9x12 is great if you get the extender for panels that allows you to work larger.

I'm moving back to my cigar box since I'm painting small in the field right now, but need to make some more modifications to it over the winter break - its really the best box out there for the $$ - $50 and I spent maybe $10 to upgrade it to below:


If I was to get another setup (probably not) I'd maybe opt for a half french setup, as they have some good ones for fairly cheap prices right now...but I think I have enough for the moment
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Re: Plein Air Equipment

I use an Open Box "M" most of the time. But, I also have a Soltek, A Guerilla box, a French easel, and a little palmbox made by some guy in the UK. Does that qualify me as "cool"? Just messing with you, Sid. I know what you meant. For the record, I know it to be a FACT that Naturegyrll is WAY COOL! (though her spelling is a bit questionable)
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HA! Well, I talk good even tho I kent spel.
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Re: Plein Air Equipment

This poll won't work for me because I use several different pochades and easel palette combos. I find my Alla Prima 11" x 14" very useful and I still have an OBM which has been extensively repaired and strengthened. I also use a small 9x7 pochade which is useful for short handheld sketching when there is no room for a tripod or else on a table in cafes and so on. My big vintage French Easel only gets wheeled out for demos or calm days when I can use a big canvas.

They are all just tools which come into their own for particular projects really I suppose.
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Re: Plein Air Equipment

Hi Michael, just wondering if England has differents size standards for panels or canvases. I was reading I think Chamberlains book and he mentioned 7x10 and some others but ours is 8x10. Nice to here you use your plein air setup enough to need repairs. I haven't had anything go wrong with mine yet except for paint all over it, lol. Had a misap using a plastic palette for the first time and some fresh wet paint went on the loose as well as the palette into my gear bag got all inside and when I got home I pulled it out and black paint smudges all over it, wells seasoned I guess, lol.

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Kirby you might try one of the water color palettes from dick blick with the oring gasket around the lid. I find they keep the paint wet longer and where it should be instead of running around in my paintbox! There are two sizes but I have always used the smaller.
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Re: Plein Air Equipment

Who makes the box you have there with brushes in it?
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My plein air set-up is really basic. The only thing not in the photos is the canvas bag everything goes in but the easel and folding camp chair. I guess watercolor is a little simpler than anything but drawing.

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Re: Plein Air Equipment

I have seen that box here:

https://www.aswexpress.com/discount-...color-box.html

and also at Aaron Brothers, a retail "art" store chain, for about the same price.
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Re: Plein Air Equipment

This rig would be under the "other" category.
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This rig would be under the "other" category.

There's an accident waiting to happen.
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Yes John Kilduff is a complete disaster that has already happened! but it can be awfully funny watching him in action.

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Re: Plein Air Equipment

I got this one for 25$ with a 40% off sale. I havent used it yet but i do like the 6x8 pochade box i got last summer. This intrested me by price and the option to paint 9x12 on the go.
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wow great price Roger!
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