"Easel – Every Committed Painter Should Own One"

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"Easel – Every Committed Painter Should Own One"

Owning a well-built easel made out of tough materials is one of the best painting tools a committed artist or hobbyist must have. This short article provides the reasons why an easel is just as valuable to an artist today, as it was during the era of Michelangelo and Van Gogh.

An easel provides the painter with the right physical perspective of viewing the canvas at the angle and height at which it will eventually be hung. By placing the canvas on the easel, the painter is free to step back and gain a better perspective of the project, allowing the artist to correct any mistakes before they are made, so as to avoid possibly ruining the painting.

An easel also displays the painter’s masterpiece to the best advantage to onlookers and guests in the studio.

An easel is also a great defensive mechanism for your work shop. An easel is a protective area for the unfinished canvas.

There are only two steps in selecting an easel. Simply evaluate where and how you plan to use the easel.

Do you prefer to paint only in the studio? Then consider investing in a studio easel. Most of these are bulky, sturdy contraptions, but not very portable.

On the other hand, if you like the idea of painting whenever the mood hits, choose the versatile French easel. This kind of easel was constructed to be extremely portable. It is so portable, it can even be folded up for quick transportation. In the folded-up position it doubles up as a sketch box to allow you to carry your art supplies in.

Once you have made the decision on where and how you will use the easel, all you really need to do is pick the one that meets your needs and budget. Either way you look at it, an easel should be as necessary to your artistic workplace as the paint on your desk or the ink in your pens.

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