I have never used an easel until yesterday. I paint inside my shop on my welding table or pin up my canvas on a vertical structure I also built for welding. I never really thought much about an easel until yesterday.
It was such a beautiful day. The sun was out in full force but the long shadows signifying Fall were lurking as shadows are prone to do. I wanted to paint outside!
There is no drying time to welding. You weld it and it is done. I gathered up scraps from around my shop and began with a tripod, that wonderful three legged creation that is always stable. And then I added to it.
|My first Easel|
I needed places for some brushes, holders for my little yogurt containers of turpentine and linseed oil and a nice flat steel shelf I could use as a pallet for mixing paint.
So all this gets me to thinking? I wonder if I could make a dime from this? Is there a market for a good, well built, sturdy easel? and what would that be?
Or maybe companion furniture for the artist? A one foot square pedestal with places for brushes, paint and supplies?
There must be a million plastic things already on the market, but I am thinking something nice, well built, sturdy, inspiring.
| My Easel in front of the Trumpet Vine|
So, tell me about your easel? What do you use? What do you like about it and what you don't?