Since 1998, I have used my initial prototype pochade, solely, and have created over 900 plein air paintings, ranging from 5x8 to 18x24 (held in place with a small clamp).
THE THREE LARGEST PROBLEMS
WITH PLEIN AIR PAINTING:
1. BROKEN EQUIPMENT
2. WET PALETTES
3. WET PAINTINGS
4. Setting up quickly (with this pochade, maybe 3 minutes!)
THIS pochade can be repaired easily by the artist,
(using specially ordered "acetone" and applicator)
should it get damaged (which seldom happens).
It is twice the size of the pochade!
••The reason I use strapping tape to
"hinge" the two sections of the palette together is:
1. it is leak proof
2. can be easily changed when worn out
3. a plastic hinge would clog up after just a few uses
4. Needs no professional repairs.
••The reason for the velcro attachments on bottom:
1. again, easy to replace when worn out
••The reason for the "fence"on palette:
1. To hold extra paint between locations, thus
not HAVING to put new paint out each time.
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