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It's no secret that many manufacturers are cutting corners and creating French-style easels that make a mockery of the original Jullian French easel. Don't let the bad drive out the good! Dick Blick asked Jullian, the designer of the original, to make us a French style easel with all the original workmanship and details, plus a few modern innovations that just make sense, like a nylon carrying strap.
This classically designed easel combines a sketchbox, easel, and canvas carrier in one for the on location, plein air painter. Blick's French Easel, designed by Jullian, is adjustable to whatever height and angle suits your painting style. It is beautifully handcrafted in naturally dried, oiled, and polished elmwood.
The easel includes a weather-resistant metal-lined box that holds a wood palette (included). It's also ideal for storing and transporting paints, brushes, and other accessories (not included). Use it as a canvas carrier too. Finished paintings can be placed on the outside of the folded easel and carried. Pre-assembled.
Carrying Bag — The easel now includes a FREE red canvas carrying bag with a nylon handle and shoulder strap for easy portability.
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Solid. Looks great. Quality product.
By Robert Ross
Comments about Blick French Easel by Jullian:
The easel is very easy to put up and take down, plus it's sturdy enough that it doesn't feel like it's going to snap if I bump it. The wood itself is quality. But being a portable easel it's not heavy, so I expect to have to keep an eye on it while painting so that the wind won't blow it over. The easel has an odor when you first remove it from the box, but that goes away after a day. It's also fairly compact even when the legs are fully extended. I can leave it set up in my small apartment living room and still have plenty of space to get around. I've only had it for a few days, but I expect this easel to last me a good long while.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Decent Easel for Reasonable Price
By Lorraine OB
from Madison, WI
Bought this easel for outdoor painting, roadside and parks (not a lot of hauling). It's reasonably stable. Have been using is mostly as a tabletop studio easel lately. Works great for this. For the price, this is a solid value. If I was going to tour Europe or hike the Divide, I might opt for a slicker, lighter set up, but this works fine for my needs.
Easel by Julian
from Crystal, MN
Beautifully made, easy to open and stand and fold up to carry with. Love Love It!
Just what I was looking for
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
I love my Blick French Easel by Jullian!
By Kharin, Artist and Photographer
from Las Vegas, NV
As an artist transitioning from watercolor (working flat) to working with acrylics on canvas, I needed an easel. This easel is portable for those field days, yet can be utilized standing on its own or tabletop. It has all the details of the Jullian easel at less than a third of the price. The varnish stain on the easel had a slight odor when it was unpacked...that is diminishing after 2 weeks.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Great for this old lady, great for you too.
from Bailey's Crossroads, VA
This easel pleases me no end. Now I am using it indoors, so it's not getting the bumping about like it could. I find it very sturdy, stays tightened, easy to adjust. I'm an airhead but had no trouble setting it up and down. Pithy directions are included. The finishing of the wood could be better, couple rough spots I sanded. I looked at stores and concluded I couldn't afford an easel worth buying. I'm delighted I found this one, and such personality!
from New York, NY
I was worried it wouldn't be sturdy enough for the type of art I am doing but when it is set up properly it is very sturdy. I love how everything is adjustable and there is a space for paints, brushes and water. I have never used an easel because I couldn't find the right kind, i decided to try this style and I was not disappointed. I also enjoy how portable it is, perfect for setting up and taking down easily which is vital to living and working in a very small one bedroom.
Well built easel for a good price!
from Meridian Idaho
Very well built easel. Students in our class loved it too. We like the metal lined drawer.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Great value for a quality product
from Urbandale, IA
Collapses and sets up easily, once you learn how to do it. Once set up, it is sturdy and stable. The storage "box" and palette are light weight and convenient for portable, outdoor painting. The height is adjustable so it can be used on a table-top. Sit or stand right in the setting you want to paint. The wood finish is attractive, and the carry-cover keeps it protected. I was surprised at this easel's high quality for the price I paid. I am very pleased with this product.
Great product overall. I have had some issues with the legs loosening up despite the fact that I tightened them as much as I could. So basically it partially collapses once in a while. Other than that it is really good.
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