Alla Prima Pochade - Thoughtfully designed handcrafted pochade boxes for the plein air painter

Customer Reviews

Here's what people are saying about these pochade boxes...hopefully it's mostly good, but I am committed to putting it all on here! If you have taken the plunge yourself, please write in with your impressions by clicking here.
P.S. Send pictures too!

 

Al luxuriating in Mexico

I'm really enjoying the Belly River. It's really perfect for doing small plein air pieces.

Hi Ben - I'm really enjoying the Belly River. It's really perfect for doing small plein air pieces. I tried out the piggy back this afternoon, and took a few shots of my setup. The magnets are really handy for holding palette knives! I discovered it by accident when I was using a knife pretty close to the bottom support that holds the panel. I was about to lay in a small, straight line and the bracket grabbed the knife. Since then I just hang my palette knife from the magnets on the little door that folds down in front. Real handy.
-Al

(Note from Ben: Oops, watch out for that when painting near the bottom panel holder ledge, knife people! Note Al's smart setup with pack hanging from center column of tripod, adding stability.)

 
Martin gettin er done

The new panel holder is sooo cool. Really clever design. It's fast, easy, and non obtrusive.

Merry Christmas Ben! I got my new box Christmas Eve (I think it was the last package on the truck). It's just as wonderful as I knew it would be....well actually, even a little more. I got to try it out today. The new panel holder is sooo cool. Really clever design. It's fast, easy, and non obtrusive. I think you outdid yourself on this one but I must say, I'm a little disappointed that a beer won't fit in the piggy back (oh well, I drink martinis anyway). I recently started a blog to journal my plein air painting. There will be plenty of pictures of your boxes in action. Check it out when you get a chance. http://thepochadebox.blogspot.com/
-Martin

(Note from Ben: Nice Blog Martin! Paintings look great...and I blatantly stole this photo from your blog! Couldn't resist.)

 
Josh Elliot in action

Simply put, these are the best pochades out there today! Great prices too.

Just call Ben Magneto, because he is a magnet genius! What he does with magnets is incredible and incredibly useful. These boxes are so well designed and so easy to use. There are no wingnuts to adjust, no clumsy bolts sticking out that will rip your pack. I just received the Bitterroot Lite, and it is a dream. It is lightweight and holds two panels, great for a hike up to a high mountain lake. Simply put, these are the best pochades out there today! Great prices too.
-Josh Elliott

(Note from Ben: Josh's website. Check it out. Right away. Really.)

 
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