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Emmett, our laser engraving machine and in-house scribe, allows you to add your own story to many of our objects.
Choose one of our customization options – either a name or a quote (though you may add whatever text you desire to these areas as long as it within our character limits). The diagrams below show the placement and size of the text depending on your customization selection. Please include your text to be engraved in the cart notes. Be sure to double-check your wording, spelling and punctuation for errors before submitting your order. Customized objects are not returnable. We use the Garamond typeface for our engravings.
The Scout Plein Air Box
$600.00 - $666.00
PLEASE NOTE: We have changed the glass palette previously included with the Oil / Acrylic version (and shown in the photographs) to a more durable white Corian version.
The Scout Plein Air Box was inspired by our endeavor to make art every day.
This pochade box compactly secures all of your essential art supplies for painting outdoors. Fill your box with your favorite colors, paintbrushes, and sketchbook. Find your spot and quickly transform the box into a mini studio. Set it on a flat surface or mount it on a tripod, snap the liquid jars, brush holder, and easel in place, clip on your canvas and you are ready to paint!
When stepping outside, perspective changes and we discover unknown parts of ourselves. By making plein air painting a ritual, we are able to better consider our world and our relationship with it. We begin to observe more closely, to better see color, and to hone memory whilst striving to capture fleeting moments.
Sling your Scout Plein Air Box over your shoulder and set out on a painting adventure—you might just find something!
“There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something… You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.”
–from The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
About the Canvas Boards – Ampersand’s Description
Gessobord: Museum Series Gessobord is the most trusted pre-gessoed wood panel by artists for their work. The superior quality acrylic gesso ground does not dull colors and the lightly sanded surface provides exceptional brush control. This makes Gessobord the perfect art panel for all painting styles with oil paints, acrylics and mixed media.
Aquabord: Museum Series Aquabord is an acid-free textured clay surface that absorbs watercolors like a fine paper. Colors retain their purity and vibrancy in a way that even the finest of watercolor papers can’t match.
Only Ampersand uses true high-density hardboard made from US grown and renewable Aspen wood fibers. Made with Ampersand’s 1/8" True Artist Hardbord, the surface is acid-free and non-yellowing. Read more about the hardboard we use and why we’ve found it to be a better substrate.
Replacement Parts Available