Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Creating a Portable Easel

We used the tripod from my camera..........
The small wooden easel box from the art store was modified by screwing in two pieces of wood
so it would "sit" on the tripod legs (above). The Stay Wet Palette and waterproof box fit perfectly. I'm filling the waterproof box with Golden Open Acrylics instead of carrying the tubes.
The "easel" is from an old aluminum easel I had. The Tripod quick release plate fit it perfectly, so it easily pops in and out of the tripod. The canvas can be adjusted to almost any angle. The whole thing sets up in less than 2 minutes. We still have to take about 6" off the easel because it is a little to big for the back pack. But that's what we've been working on. I very happy with it and the white knight in the tool belt.

9 comments:

Barbara said...

This looks great, yay for your 'white knight'! Now we will all be watching for the masterpieces you will create.

Roberta said...

Glad you are figuring it out!

Rhonda said...

LOL - very clever - your white knight is awesome!!!

Its All About Creating said...

Thanks, I'm glad it is getting figured out too. Don't know about those masterpieces, but in my little word, through my rose colored glasses, anything is possible! Ah yes, the tool belted white knight is much appreciated.

miramecreations said...

Looks great, Marlene! I will be looking out for some of your masterpieces as well!

Marie S said...

Genius!!!
Brillant man in the tool belt, keep him around!
Thanks Marlene, for stopping over.

In the Light of the Moon said...

Wonderful idea!!Thanks for sharing!!Warmest Regards,Cat

bbdyevr said...

It's Brilliant! Do you loan out the White Knight w/tool belt??
LOL
Seriously...makes me ALMOST want to start painting again...
Nope! Too much on my plate now!
See ya soon!
Deb

Its All About Creating said...

Thank you all!