Thursday, 11 September 2014


A few years ago I came across an old book by Trevor Chamberlain in which he talks about, and shows photos of, a pochade box he inherited. I love boxes, especially wooden ones, and I fell in love with it. When I showed the book to my friend Sig he was so enthusiastic about it he decided to make one for me.  And one for himself..... and another for his daughter.... by the time the other members of our painting group, the Al Frescoes, saw
the box I reckon he could have gone into business.

This box is perfect for painting in the car - I keep it loaded with small tubes of my primary colours, several chopped off brushes and some 6x8 1/8" panels.  Sometimes I use it outdoors for a quick study, resting it on my knee.

Using my pochade for a rowboat study at the Marina

Sig Pederson, painting with the Al Frescoes