My " Churchill (cigar) Pochade Box "
The last thing that I was able to do to the Pochade Box was to paint a sketch on the front of the lid. This was purely a second and decorative thought. I left the "stamps" ( bottom rt. corner) on and covered them as well with gesso and whatever else was not protected by the masking tape. My reference for the sketch was a painting that I had previously painted. I left the truck out.
After the paint had dried , I removed the masking tape to reveal the original wood of the cigar box and a portion of the 'stamp'. I think it makes a good frame and helps to maintaine the "cigar box look"
I am pleased with the looks of the pochade box and the idea of it.
Now, do I really want to use it ?