So, I have designed my own, similar to some out there, as a compact model. The one built so far is for 12 x 10 inch canvas panels but I will also make them for 10 x 8 and 7 x 5 panels. It can easily be replicated to any size required.
The boxes will mainly take 6 wet panels to keep them compact but I will be making a box to take twelve 7 x 5 panels, which will still be quite compact. Adding a handle and/or carry strap will be an option.
The 12 x 10 box is shown in the photos below and measures just 32.5cm by 28cm. Weight, before added the boards is a mere 760 grams (or 1 lb 11oz)
I plan to test this on location in Venice in July, and if successful, would be able to offer these to fellow painters. They would all be hand made to any size specified.
I would be keen to know what other plein air artists think of my carrier. Please do comment and let me know.
|View of box - upright|
|View of box - on side|
|Close up of brass hinge|
|Close up of locking clasp|
|six 12x10 panels in the box, back to back|
|Interior of box when empty showing groves for panels|