Guerrilla Painter® French Resistance


"I just received the French Resistance box and your tripod. It really makes plein air painting enjoyable. I used it yesterday and everything went pretty smoothly. (Can't remember the last time plein air painting went smoothly.) It is obvious you designed it considered every possibility." - Anne, VA

Say goodbye to your French Easel forever. This easel gives you the freedom and flexibility of a French Easel without the weight and hassle. 2 in 1 design allows you to paint any size panel or canvas from 4" to 18" high and carry it home. Can be used with a standard camera tripod or on a tabletop. 


When you are done painting, you can close up your box and attach your wet painting to the outside of the box, facing in. Simply place the wire shelf on the outside of the lid and rotate the telescoping easel - your painting will be secure as you carry it home (see third thumbnail image above - we show the painting facing out, but you can carry the painting facing in).

"Everything arrived safe and sound and I took my new Pochade box to figure this week and what a joy to work with." - Lori, MI

Rugged, lightweight construction. Made of strong basswood laminate with stainless steel screws and aluminum hardware - no cracking or splitting! Complete with leather handle, storage compartments, telescoping mast and a universal tripod mount built into the bottom. Lacquer finish.

  • Holds panels or canvas from 4" to 18" high
  • Wet panel or canvas can be carried home on the outside of box, facing in
  • Table top or tripod use
  • Handheld palette option stores in the lid (#103MPAL)
  • Weighs only 3.8 lbs.  
  • Overall dimensions, including knobs, feet & mast: 16" x 12" x 4"
  • Front inside area measures 12 1/4" x 6 1/4" x 1 1/2" deep
  • Back inside area measures 12 1/4" x 2 1/8" x 1 1/2" deep
  • Comes with a Universal Tripod Mount installed

Favorite accessories for the Medium French Resistance include the handheld palette kit, leather shoulder strap, and Mighty Mite™ JR Brush Washer.

To see palette options, please check out this video. (Please note, the Palette Extension is not longer available)

While the box is designed to have the base of the box itself act as a palette, other options include the handheld palette kit or covered palette trays.

"I really liked the convenience of the pochade as compared to my French easel. The French easel has been relegated to the corner of my studio, while the pochade is always packed and ready to go on the road." - Joseph, WA

The French Resistance Oil and Acrylic Plein Air Kit

In this 12 piece kit get the French Resistance plus supplies you need to get started painting. All you need to do is add paint and you are ready to start your painting adventures.

  • French Resistance Pochade™
  • 1.5" Nylon Web Shoulder Strap
  • Large Mouth Single Palette Cup
  • Mighty Mite™ Brush Washer
  • Guerrilla Painter® Composition Finder
  • A Guerrilla Painter's Notebook™ Vol 3 & 4
  • 9x12 Guerrilla Plein Air Gessoed Panel
  • 4-piece Flat Brush Set


Also check out the Judsons Exclusive French Resistance™ Kits.

French Resistance Set Up Guide

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