I bought my new bigger pochade box to produce finished paintings. I got the idea from Stefan Baumann's 1920 box. Design of this box was very thoughtfully executed. Three panels (no standardization at that time), palette, oil etc and brushes. The previous artist who owned it put cardboard separations for tubes. This is very similar to what the Hudson River School artists used. They sat on a tripod chair and painted straightaway. No business with tripod and other stuff (observe Bierstadt surrounded by American Indians). This box will serve its true purpose if it is put inside a Gloucester easel (now Take it easel). Need a folding chair similar to the one artist Milind Mulick has.
I looked over the internet and found only this box from a maker
called Brustro. It is intended by the manufacturer to be a mere pallet
and color box (not sure why) but its size is perfect, light and good looking.
Palette, brushes, tubes etc. I pasted a few wood chips as palette rest.
I prefer rags as against paper towels. Need five colors of Mark Carder palette and a few extras, a plastic medicinal spray bottle filled with medium and I am in business.
This is 8X10 canvas panel but you can add masonite/ply panels as well. I had to make some temporary arrangements. The maker could have gone straightaway a size like below for an 8X10 or a 9X12. Will make further changes to the design. There is no urgency.
This is how the box would sit on my lap; the hand grip is to maintain the position of the box. Perfect size.
Box shut. As I said earlier - this box is for finished paintings of 8X10 size. I will be using my little thumb box most often for ideas, value training and sketches. I can put this on a tripod if I make the base a little harder.