A small color sketch, usually in oil paint. A pochade is often a rough little landscape, typically produced away from the studio, with the intention of referring to it later in the studio in order to paint a larger, more developed version. A pochade box is a sketch box, a very portable container for carrying oil-painting supplies on field trips. This is a French word used by English speakers.(pr. poh-SHAHD)Also see alla prima, plein air, and underpainting.

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