Saturday, October 27, 2007

My Old Favorite

This is my old pochade box. It measures 5x7 and hold 4x6 panels. I've made a couple of adapters to hold 3.5x5 and 2.5x3.5. Its built of masonite and popular and has a little more room under the palette. I can add a tube of Yellow Ocher, a most useful color, a palette knife and a couple more brushes.

4x6 Pochade Box

Friday, October 19, 2007

My Current Favorite Pochade Box

This box is 5" wide x 6" long x 2.5" deep. It holds a 4"x5"x1/8" panel. The box is built out of the same 1/8"masonite as the panels I paint on with 1/4"x2.5" poplar boards. I bought the materials at Home Depot. My palette is linseed oil impregnated masonite. That is the dark panel. Under the pallet a small bottle of thinner. Six 37ml tubes of paint, White, Burnt Sienna, Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue, Viridian and Cadmium Yellow (Pale). I've found I can create almost any color from a combination these. A home made thinner cup and holder. The cup is made from an old cut down pill bottle. The holder is made of the same 1/8" masonite. Three small brushes and a little device I use to keep the top at a 45 degree angle. See the images below.

Pochade Box Pictures

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Pochade Box Painting

It's not painting a pochade box, but paintings made in a pochade box. I've gotten used to carrying one of these little things around just in case I carve out a few minutes to do a quick painting. I've found a simple cost effective way of building them as well. I'll work on posting plans here.