Plein-Air Painting Materials 3 : The Hang-Up Brush Caddy
I went online to visit Judsons Art Outfitters – Home of Pochade Boxes and Plein Air Supplies since 1987, as it’s always interesting to see what’s happening ‘the other side of the water’. A fair few of the students who come to my Chateaux Painting Holidays, France come from the States, so over the years, I’ve seen close-up some of the materials that you can’t find in Europe. Here’s a little beauty that really is ‘super handy’ & has been a missing link in my kit for years.
Here’s what Judson has to say about this part of the Guerilla Painter pochade box easel:
Wow! after years of placing brushes on the ground, stepping on them & sometimes even leaving them behind… a pesky missing link that always worried me.
Here’s how I used to do it : rolled up in a brush holder. This “ol’ faithful” is ten years old.
TIP: Brushes are often damaged in transit. Their tips are fragile & sliding around inside boxes can bash their delicate tips, even oil painting hogs. I roll my brushes up in a clean clothe rag every time.
Gotta get one of those ‘guerilla hang-ups’ !!! I thought about the shipping to Europe before I loose all my brushes 😉
Here’s one I cobbled together (ML thought I had really gone funny when she saw me rushing about the house all excited about… a plastic box ). It doesn’t fit neatly ino my french easel unlike how the smart guerilla hang-up fits well into the integral guerilla system. The result of which is that my improvised hang-up hangs around extraneously & is one more bit of kit to carry (drop). You get what you pay for. One day I will have a guerilla to carry my hang-ups.
It is however bright, always an advantage when there’s hunters around.
Life is good when you’ve got hang-ups, ahhhh thanks Judsons. Now for a guerilla box… I wonder do they ship to Europe?
What’s the best way to ship gear to Europe? I’ve shipped paintings to the States before with never a worry.
It looks like a really good shop. Judsons Art Outfitters – Home of Pochade Boxes and Plein Air Supplies since 1987