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Custom made just for us by Jullian, the Blick Studio Aluminum Watercolor Field Easel is ideal for watercolor painting on the go. It's made of lightweight, sturdy aluminum and weighs just 5 lb.
This super-versatile easel converts from vertical to horizontal, or any angle in between. It also converts into a tabletop easel. Telescoping legs make for quick and simple conversion, setup, and breakdown. Easily tote the field easel to your location with the included carry bag.
An additional canvas rest attaches to the base of the easel. It features a utility hook on one end, which you can use to hold cans for water or brushes. On the other end, there's a pullout brush holder — handy features when plein air painting.
The Blick Studio Aluminum Watercolor Field Easel by Jullian holds artwork between 18" and 50" high. It measures 81"H × 52"W × 46"D when fully extended.
Portable and Field Easel
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Seems a lot more sturdy than my last easel.
from Rainier, OR
Comments about Blick Studio Aluminum Watercolor Field Easel by Jullian:
This product was reasonably priced on sale. The legs are sturdier and the attachments help with brushes. The carrying case seems sturdy as well. My only complaint would be that you really have to break it down to get it back into the bag. However, my last one did not have a bag at all while this one even has a shoulder strap. Looking forward to using painting en plein air.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Eh, This is not workable
from Missoula, MT
So, this easel is great for someone who works with large canvases, but not so great for smaller work. The largest canvas I work with is 12" tall, and this frame doesn't get small enough to hold it at all. This is not what I anticipated! The description made no indication of a minimum canvas size this easel holds. I would return it, but the shipping for this thing is ridiculous! Its not worth enough to spend so much in shipping to get only a couple bucks back. I'm going to try to figure out how to make it work.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Thank you for reaching out! We're sorry that this easel was not as you expected. The minimum height for a board, block or canvas is 15.75" (40cm). For watercolor on paper, the sheet can simply be stretched on a larger board, but we understand that this easel won't work for you if you're using small stretched canvases. We'd like the opportunity to work with you to rectify this since our web description was missing information pertinent to your selection. Please give us a call at 1-800-723-2787, and ask one of our Customer Care Agents to reference this review.
Lightweight and in a easy carry case.
By Dee Dee
from Sarasota, FL
It took me a few minutes to figure out how to set it up but I will have no problem setting it up the next time. I think this will be a great easel to use when painting outside!!
(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
from seattle, wa
the product was missing one of the parts that supports the canvas but the base looked and felt solid, we ended up having to return it and blicks was great on that end, within hours of requesting a return, they had sent me a return label and was in the process of crediting my account. didn't actually use the product but the product seem to be well built.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from Hutchinson, KS
I used the easel for plein aire painting with watercolor. It's light and easy to set up -- adaptable for sitting or standing.
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Light, nice, but not for small canvasses
I am a student, not quite ready to tackle larger canvasses. Had been using my teachers easel in class and finally got my own. Great, sturdy, easy set up, BUT cannot be adjusted to handle an 8 x 10 or 9 x 12, does not go that small. MYSTERY to be solved if anyone can..., when I first set it up I put a 16 inch board on the easel to see how it would be to clip my canvas to the board. I then realized how I could make the easel adjust to hold my smaller canvasses and actually set up with an 8 x 10, but cannot recreate this!!!! My husband saw it as well. Were we both mistaken, or am I missing something here?
So far so good
Use in teaching plkein air and studio. Was pleased and surprised by quality for price.
Love my easel
from Fresno, CA
Nice and sturdy. Great value. Easy to take outdoors
(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
Good with Modifications
from Bangor, ME
Although this field easel should work OK for artists who paint on fairly large vertical canvases while standing, it has two design flaws that will limit its usability for some watercolor artists. (1) The smallest masonite board (or paper block) it will hold is 16 inches high. Since I usually use a 14-inch board, it was necessary for me to do surgery to make the easel usable. I hack-sawed off 2 inches of the aluminum vertical sliding bar (called the "top canvas holder" in the instructions). (2) If like me you like to paint with the board and paper at or near horizontal, there is a problem that the lower end of the vertical "canvas support arm" can stab you in the stomach if you get too close. It protrudes 8 inches in front of the canvas support T when using a 14-inch high board (or 6- inches with a 16-inch board). You sure do not want to bump into this protrusion while you are applying paint! This problem is especially serious if you like to paint while sitting on a low field stool where you do not have enough maneuverability to avoid the protruding arm and you cannot get close enough to the board. There are two possible solutions: (a) You could saw up to 5 inches off the lower end of the support arm. This would reduce the maximum protrusion to 3 inches. (This modification would reduce the maximum usable board (or block or canvas) height to 24 inches, which would be adequate for my use.) (b) You could reverse the installation of the canvas support arm so the wider T is at the top and the narrower T is at the bottom. This would completely eliminate the risk of bumping into the support arm. A possible problem is that the slider arm with the narrow T is held in place only by a thumb screw, which is considerably less secure than the clamp at the other end. Also there is more problem with board wobble with the narrow T at the lower (closer) end; this T should be wider. (And unfortunately, in my sample the narrow T is not attached to the slider arm at a perfect 90 degree angle; it is 2 degrees off of square. This is a manufacturing defect.) In short, I can use this field easel only with modifications. It may be an improvement over previous light weight easels, but the manufacturer could make it better with some design changes.
Great easel, great price
The easel is just what I wanted. It's easy to use, lightweight. Perfect for Plain Air Painting.
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