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The Expedition Watercolor Pochade

Each box is made by hand to order.  I ask you for your patience as build dates can be affected by my painting, teaching, and travel schedule.  I try my best to give a somewhat accurate delivery estimate but generally delivery will be within 3- 6 months of ordering. 

Handmade by Dan. Featuring a slim, lightweight design with room for all your plein air watercolor storage needs. Very easy to carry anywhere your painting adventures may lead. This box allows the painter to work ergonomically, with direct access to your painting and palette. No need to look down searching to find your water, brushes or palette. 

  • Dimensions L 18.25″ x H 13.25″x W 2.5″
  • Light-weight – Weighing in at just over 6lbs it is very easy to carry anywhere your painting adventures may lead.
  • Paper Storage – Store 6-8 sheets of 140lb quarter sheet watercolor paper
  • Palette Storage – Palette storage area approx 5.5″x12.25″
  • Brush/Paint Storage – Removable, slide out drawer has plenty of room for brushes, extra watercolor tubes, pencil etc.
  • Comfortable Handle & Strap – Buffalo Leather of the Rockies Rolled Curb Strap Handle and Adjustable canvas shoulder strap included
  • High-quality Materials – Brass hardware, Buffalo Leather of the Rockies rolled curb strap handle, and adjustable canvas shoulder strap included. The box is protected with a polyurethane coating once it’s been stained
  • Customize – All boxes are made to order and are available with Natural, Cognac, Mahogany or Dark Walnut stain with one or two latches. (Left-hand boxes available!)
  • Your box comes shipped in a dust bag and protected in a foam lined box.
  • Tripod not included, click HERE for my recommendation 

“I’ve field-tested this version for years and it is by far the best I’ve ever made and used.” – Dan

My Guarantee

The box is guaranteed against defects in materials and workmanship to the original purchaser of the item.


  • Regular use maintenance is the responsibility of the purchaser (screw tightening, drawer lubrication, etc *do not over tighten screws!)
  • If drawer slide or lid slide becomes tight I recommend rubbing some bar soap or wax on the contact/track areas for lubrication. If you’ve spilled your water cup and slide out panel becomes swollen, wait until completely dried and lightly sand where it comes into contact with the slide track to remove the bulge.
  • Severe damage due to use, wear, dropping, etc will be repaired at a rate to be determined upon inspection.  General chipping, finish repair is $50.
  • All return shipping costs are the responsibility of the sender.

Finish Options

Latch Options


Can I dump a full cup of water into the box or drawer, ignore it and everything will be ok?

NO!  The box exterior is stained and polyurethaned for protection but the main interior of the box is NOT. The slide drawer base and slide-out lid are made from hardboard and swelling along the edges is possible. Be mindful of water spillage and sop up as soon as you can. Do not store wet sponges in your box. Squeeze them out. Squeeze excess water out of your brushes.

Can I take my box on the airplane

YES!  I bring this as carry-on to all my flights, international and domestic. Never any TSA issue. It fits easily in the overhead or under the seat at your feet (provided you don't get the seat that has that annoying little box, usually the middle seat) I do usually have 3-4 tubes of watercolors in my box but the majority of my tubes go into my checked bag. Be sure to remove any Xacto knives, switchblades, or brass knuckles before heading to the airport!


Does it speed up production if I email you... a lot... and then email you again, just to check?

NO!  Although I love to hear from you and am happy to give you a production update, it does not help speed up your order.  I know you are excited and anxiously awaiting your order. In most cases, I will be sending your final invoice about a week before Im ready to ship.  

I just saw you posted a new painting, does that mean you're not working on my box when you should be? How could you do that to me!

Well, YES and NO. Please remember I am an artist first and foremost. Im traveling a lot to teach workshops. I'm still tattooing.  When I have a run of boxes in production I will often do a painting while waiting for glue to dry, clamps to come off, stain to cure etc. so take it easy.

What tripod do you recommend?

Use the tripod of your choice but this is the one I use and like very much. The 

the Manfrotto 190 Go! in aluminum WITHOUT the ball head mount available here.

You will also need the flat mount quick release adapter and plate available here



To use this flat mount without a ball head you may need to put a rubber gasket/washer approx 2" diameter and 1/8" thick to fully tighten down the base plate

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