from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A slight, rough sketch which can easily be erased for correction.

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  • noun art, theater A rough sketch.


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From French pochade.


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  • Here then was the explanation of Armour's seeming curious lack of output, and plain denial of the supposition that he spent the whole of his time in doing the little wooden 'pochade' things whose sweetness and delicacy had so feasted our eyes elsewhere.

    The Pool in the Desert

  • After reading the comments here I was inspired to write up my reviews of the outdoor painting products we used: umbrellas, pochade boxes, panels, and camp chairs.

    Hudson River Fellowship

  • Unless the umbrella is very small, I wouldn't attach it to the pochade.

    Hudson River Fellowship

  • The rock I used last week needed to be considerably larger to keep the pochade tripod stable.

    Hudson River Fellowship

  • My umbrella is too short for me to stand under if it's poked into the ground, and tips the pochade and tripod over if it's attached to them.

    Hudson River Fellowship

  • Another very detailed post on "Lines and Colors" about pochade boxes.

    Hudson River Fellowship

  • Personally I think this is a better idea if your going to use an umbrella as those pochade boxes tend to be a little top heavy and adding more variables too help with the laws of physics is a good thing to avoid.

    Hudson River Fellowship

  • Phong, I think it's a Judson's Guerilla Painter pochade box.

    Hudson River Fellowship

  • Cristy, I already told the good folks at Open Box M pochade easels about the video, and they loved it.

    Unicycle Painter

  • Today, whils cursing my Julien half box for having all the hingescrews come loose and destroy the wood, I decided to investigate the pochade market.

    Pochade Boxes


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  • The definitions provided are inadequate. They give the misleading impression that a pochade could be a sketch in pencil or charcoal (a croquis). A pochade is a preliminary sketch for a painting executed in a pigmented medium - oil, watercolrs or acrylic. See Wikipedia.

    His painterly pose was facade
    For ladies on their promenade.
    His prating of pigment
    Was only a figment.
    The man couldn't paint a pochade.

    April 3, 2016