EASEL YOUR MIND, SAY GOODBYE TO THE SHAKY TRIPOD!
“To create one’s own world in any of the arts takes Courage.”
~ Georgia O’Keeffe ~
Stanrite Baroque Display Easel – Adds a touch of elegance and quality to framed or unframed paintings, signs, and posters in public settings, such as galleries, museums, hotels, banks or shopping areas. Stands 60″ (152 cm) tall. Folds flat for storage.
Testrite Lobby Easel – The Testrite Lobby Easel is attractive and built to last with a space-saving design. It has a smooth, clean, modern look and holds artwork or signage beautifully within its sliding adjustable holders. Choose black textured finish or elegant brass-plated easel.
Mabef Field Easel M-26 – Expert easel maker Mabef designs easels that are as beautiful as they are functional. They are handcrafted in Italy out of sturdy beechwood with a stain-resistant oil finish. This lightweight, versatile folding easel supports canvases up to 40″ (102 cm) tall. The pivoting wood panel can be adjustedall the way from a vertical to horizontal. It is a perfect choice for watercolor and pastel artists who work on location.
Bob Ross Tabletop Easel – Bob Ross’s Tabletop Easel, constructed of natural hardwood, is built with an “H” frame architecture for stability and support. A channeled center mast raises and lowers the canvas carriage. Rubber grippers secure the canvas so it won’t slip, even with heavy-handed brush strokes. Tilt adjusts from 0° to 106°. The easel folds down flat for storage.
Academy Mantoya Easel – Richeson’s Academy Mantoya Easel is made of pine with a natural finish. Mantoya is an adjustable A-frame easel that allows the artist to pick the angle that captures the best light. The Mantoya easel holds canvases up to 46″ high, and adjusts quickly to a variety of angles. Fully extended, it stands 67″ tall. The top and bottom canvas holders have rubber grips. It weighs 15 lb. Some assembly is required.
Martin Universal Design Quattro Easel – The Quattro 4-leg aluminum easel is lightweight with heavy-duty features and construction for floor or tabletop use, indoors or out. The quad-leg design makes it as sturdy as a table. The Quattro adjusts up to 70” high and accommodates canvas up to 42½”H. Retractable metal legs have non-skid rubber feet. A convenient tote bag is included. Minimal assembly is required.
Martin Universal Design Avanti II Easel – This versatile studio easel accommodates either canvas or drawing board. It’s fully adjustable and inclinable, and is constructed of sturdy chromium-plated steel, combining striking design and solid strength. Avanti II ships unassembled in your choice of black or white and chrome finish.
Jullian Original French Easel – With a design that has stood the test of time, the Jullian easel combines a sketchbox, easel, and canvas carrier in one, saving time and money for the location or demonstration painter. It is handcrafted of naturally dried beechwood, which will develop a beautiful golden tone with age. It has pure brass fittings in the tradition of fine cabinetry. The easel stands up to 70½” high, and holds a canvas up to 31½” tall. Folded, the entire easel measures only 12¾” wide × 4¼” deep × 19″ high.
Klopfenstein SE 100 Steel Art Easel – If you want to work on large paintings, the “H” frame easel design is close to a necessity. This one is crafted of ¾” (19 mm) steel tubing, electrically welded for lasting strength. The double mast extends to securely hold paintings up to 72″ high. An upper canvas clamp securely holds the canvas in place (no twisting).
Best Sitha’s Taboret and Easel – Sitha’s Taboret and Easel is ideal for both the oil and acrylic painter to keep supplies organized in one compact unit. It features an attached fold-out easel that can be adjusted into many different positions, including a forward tilt. Its drawers sit on smooth, full extension, metal bearing sliders for easy opening.
Other features of the Sitha’s Taboret and Easel make it the perfect workstation for an artist: a fold-out easel, 21″ wide, handles canvases up to 44″ in height the fold-down front top drawer contains a ¼” thick, 18″ sq. melamine surface palette, and a fold-out holder for the included brush washer a second drawer, with a peg locking device for optional use as bottom canvas holder, can hold canvases up to 54″ in height a third drawer, deep enough for storage of canvas trays when not in use side arms on the side of the unit support wings when open front locking rubber casters for mobility Sitha’s Taboret and Easel belongs to a family of workstations for artists, pieces that combine storage with workspace.
When not in use, it is a beautiful piece of furniture that blends with the decor in any room in the house. The entire piece is handcrafted from solid oak and oak plywood, and its natural finish is sanded, then hand rubbed with oil.
ART TIP OF THE DAY
Oil paintings really should be held vertically or near vertical because they will collect less dust. If you paint only with watercolors, you probably won’t want an easel which will only hold your work vertically. Look for something that’ll be easy to adjust the angle at which you’re working. Acrylics dry fast enough for dust not to be a real problem.