Monday, October 01, 2012
People often ask me where I got my Plein Air/Field Easel and I say, "the dump." And I'm not lying. Everything in this photo is from the dump. Albeit, a great dump and it took a bit of time.
I'm very proud of it, if only for the fact that it didn't cost me anything!
The box was initially sold as an Art Supply box. It sat in the corner of my studio, empty, for about a year. Then I took it out, cut the top in half, glued and screwed support brackets to the back, added hinges to the sides and voila!
I try to keep it neat and simple, and like how it doesn't keep me at a distance from the painting.
At the end of the day, it all folds away nicely. The easel gets strapped to the side of my small backpack and the box goes inside.