An Easel can mean different things to different people, it can be the preparation area before you begin to paint, it can make painting more comfortable, for some a necessity.
|What type of easel?
There are large wooden or metal easels for those who work indoors.
So how do you choose an easel that is right for you?
Hopefully the information below will help you arrive at some answers, you can then make an informed decision on the type of easel that serves your purpose.
|Your easel needs to suit your working methods, whether you sit or stand, it also needs to suit the media you use.
You need to find it easy to assemble and use, to fit into the allocated space or area and accommodate the size of 'support' or surface used.
If you paint on canvas it may be best not to have an easel with a lip top and bottom, this lip can prevent you from painting the whole canvas!
Your easel needs to be your 'friend' to help you paint in comfort, with ease and the right mental attitude.
Watercolour, Gouache and Acrylic artists tend to prefer to paint at the 'watercolour angle' of about 35°, therefore make sure it adjusts to that angle, that it is balanced and sturdy.
Buying your easel, drawing or calligraphy board can be from an art retailer is often best because you can actually have a close look and feel of the easel or board before purchase.
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