|'Summer in the Mountains' 5x7 oil on panel ©Karen Margulis|
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I took the box up to the mountains for the weekend and now I don't want to put it down! It worked out perfectly for me. I got the whole set up from Judsons Art Outfitters. They had a great Black Friday special that included everything but the paint....even a carry bag for the box. I could technically just take this little bag with me but I decided to put in into a larger messenger bag with room for my panel carrier. I didn't need to do that so from now on it will just be this little 5x7 box! Here is the link to the box with more information http://www.judsonsart.com/pleinair/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=2106&idcategory=95 Let me give you a tour!
The box is meant to be used on your lap or tabletop or it has a hole on the bottom for your thumb if you wish to hold it. It is lightweight only weighing in at 2.2 pounds. It holds only 5x7 panels (perfect for me) and you can store 3 panels in the holder.The wooden palette slides out hiding the storage underneath. I an working with a limited palette and bought small tubes so I got 5 tubes of paint in easily. The box came with a brush washer and palette cup which also fit in the storage area.
My kit came with the palette extension which flips out and holds 5 brushes and provides additional mixing area. It flips back and can cover your paint. The angle of the lid is adjustable and the closes down tightly with a leather strap. My kit also came with 4 mini brushes which I used for this painting. I love mini stuff!
I found that I had plenty of room to mix my paint. Of course I am using a limited palette but I didn't feel at all limited!
I really enjoyed using this box. It had everything I needed for a quick painting and I think it will be ideal to take with me on my plein air outings. I usually paint small quick studies so as long as I can find a place to sit or put the box down I will be in great shape. The carry bag has a shoulder strap and a bice inside pocket for extra panels or other small things.