Yes!! Thatís the place. Judsonís! Their shop is located in LaPorte which is a small rural town just adjacent to where I live, Fort Collins. That is where I found the tripod mounting blocks that I attached to the cigar box in the photos. Very clever. They have a thorough description of how to use them with their ďCampaign Box.Ē https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/10...463283 479934
The photos in that PDF are very helpful.
One can really save some money by buying their accessories and using them with a cheap cigar box and they have quite a few.
I have been looking at DaVinci birch painting panels which are just boxes without a bottom. But they are built well, light weight and come in many sizes (Jerryís Artarama sells them). Using the Judson Tripod Mounting Blocks with such a panel would give me the platform for my large Holbein palette, in a better size than the cigar box. Add magnets to this to hold it tight. When packing up, flip it over and put the folded Holbein in the open underside and slip it into your backpack with maybe just a large rubber band or two to hold it all in. Itís all going into my backpack anyway.
Yes my water cup holder works great, just as you say, it can swivel and be placed anywhere. Also in the photos is another little gadget I found surfing around, the paint brush holder made by SmartArtProducts, on Etsy. Genius.
Haviní fun, cobbling together my version of a plein air setup!