|Project by revwarguy||posted 06-26-2013 04:47 PM||1538 views||7 times favorited||8 comments|
I like to paint on canvas, and as such I’ve made a few easels over the years. I finally like this one, because it not only allows me to tilt the whole easel forward and back (using the rear support knobs) but lets me tilt the canvas support frame so that the top of the canvas comes toward me, allowing a consistent reach whether I am sitting or standing. The canvas can be raised or lowered as well.
I looked at a number of high end easels before coming up with this, so I am sure I’ve used a number of ideas from various ones I saw when I made this. I like positioning versatility as much as the next artist, but 10 knobs is a lot!
Despite its age and use, and by rubbing it with turps after a session, I’ve managed to keep it pretty clean, although there is some wear and paint if you can look close enough.
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