Nice, but not my cuppa. It's a box, so if you it you will have to sit it on something. And, unless it is fairly high, you will also need something to sit your butt on. If you are out and on the go, it is going to be difficult to find these. I seldom paint, but when I do, I do so at home, where everything works out for me. Out, I sketch, and if I take more than one sketchbook I carry them in a bag of some sort, I can easily sketch holding my sketchbook. Going out to paint, I would much rather have a small/light easel, and some type of folding chair/stool - then I could paint almost anywhere. This would be good at home as I see it, on a table, where you could pull up a chair.