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View Poll Results: What Plein Air Equipment do you use?
Soltek System 17 4.09%
Gorilla 48 11.54%
Alla Prima 38 9.13%
Coulter Plein Air Syster 5 1.20%
Sun Eden Plein Air System 3 0.72%
Open Box M 31 7.45%
Billups Box 0 0%
Easy L 30 7.21%
Julian Easel 39 9.38%
French Easel (Julian imitation) 48 11.54%
Other Pochade Box (purchased) 35 8.41%
Other Pocade Box (home made) 65 15.63%
Other 57 13.70%
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I usually just take an old messanger bag my daughter didnt want packed with a a small block of WC paper, a watercolor moleskine book, my paint box loaded with half pans, a couple of travel brushes, and a pencil bag with drawing pencils and a few watercolor pencils. This has been ok so far. But, I bought a 9 X 12 Pochade box from Judsons with a tripod a few years ago, it has just sat unused till now. So I am working on getting used to using this box. I have been taking it out to the field behind my house and painting the trees and junk car as practice to see if I need to do anything else to the box. I think I have the bbox kitted out the way I like but I need lots more practice painting plein aire.

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I was all set up at a paintout a few years ago when this lady appeared. She held a stretched canvas in her left hand. She used it to hold down a paper plate that served as a palette. She found a rock to sit on. That was it.
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Wow, minimal. What did her painting look like?
Just goes to show it isnt the latest greatest equipment that creates the art, it is the person.

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I allways carry a iron bench & a tree (shadow) with me

- the paper on my lap , left hand palette , right hand pencil , water on the right side (normal on the ground )

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I converted a small painters box to plein air by adding a tripod mount and modifying the hinge arrangement. Its lightweight, easy to handle and I've been quite happy with it.
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Egon, Your comment was a side buster! I'm laughing so hard I wiped tears from my eyes.
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I found a neat little gismo that I use all the time now. It is lightweight and small to carry and when I use oils, I use it as an extra shelf but when I do pastels...it is the shelf.

I could have saved myself a lot of money on different things if I had found this first.

http://www.easelbutler.com

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Have found the Julian too heavy for travelling. The Julian umbrella was also not suitable for because it doesn't break down into sections. It was expensive and the clasp system poor. Am in the market for new equipment
for oils, some good ideas here!
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I have seen systems with a shelf that attaches to the tripod legs beneath the pochade box. They run about $60, but I was wondering if anyone had come up with way to DIY it. It would be nice to have a shelf for turp jar, misc stuff, etc. Thanks
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Paintergirl

I think that easel butler that Tich mentioned a couple of posts ago would be just what you are looking for. I have seen one being used along with a pochade box and he had his music box on it. And they are a lot less than $60. You could use on of your extra panel for the shelf part so you aren't bringing a lot of excess stuff. But then I guess you are not concerned about excess if you are into music add-ons

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I was all set up at a paintout a few years ago when this lady appeared. She held a stretched canvas in her left hand. She used it to hold down a paper plate that served as a palette. She found a rock to sit on. That was it.
A grey wolf came over the hill at sunset and ate the lady. When we came back in the morning and looked where she had been the canvas had blended into the landscape. Only a small hair was found, maybe it was from the woman or maybe the paint brush. Lesson to be learned: avoid minimalism, you may disappear into your canvas...... this story and other stories can be found in "Tales of Plein Air Painters" volume II.

Well, that was my best attempt at humor. I'm not clear if id-art's post was true, or just a pun?
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A grey wolf came over the hill at sunset and ate the lady. When we came back in the morning and looked where she had been the canvas had blended into the landscape. Only a small hair was found, maybe it was from the woman or maybe the paint brush. Lesson to be learned: avoid minimalism, you may disappear into your canvas...... this story and other stories can be found in "Tales of Plein Air Painters" volume II.

Well, that was my best attempt at humor. I'm not clear if id-art's post was true, or just a pun?

I love it!! Was this just to see if we were paying attention?

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I paint mainly watercolors and not outdoor,due to health problems.But since my space is limited I use a camera tripod easel with Gatorboard(2 inter-changeable ones,one full size sheet and other half sheet size),quite similar to the one that Charles Reid uses.
Someone asked in the first page if any of these easel uses or offer the umbrella for sun protection.To the best of my knowledge the Guerrilla and the Julian French easel,both,sell the umbrella as optional accessory.
Here is a photo of my set up:



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artistinmemphis, I have the same easel and it works great for field work. It attaches nicely to a backpack or I can strap it to my wooden pochade box.
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A grey wolf came over the hill at sunset and ate the lady. When we came back in the morning and looked where she had been the canvas had blended into the landscape. Only a small hair was found, maybe it was from the woman or maybe the paint brush. Lesson to be learned: avoid minimalism, you may disappear into your canvas...... this story and other stories can be found in "Tales of Plein Air Painters" volume II.

Well, that was my best attempt at humor. I'm not clear if id-art's post was true, or just a pun?

My story was true! And she was able to set up in a spot you could not put a tripod.
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