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Looking for a versatile easel that can accommodate all mediums? Our Convertible Studio Easel does it all. Tilt it back to any angle for oil and acrylic painting, forward for pastel work, or configure it in horizontal position for watercolor painting and other wet media. Quick-release hinges allow for quick, easy conversion.
Compare the quality, design, features, and workmanship of Blick Studio Easels with any major brand and we're sure you'll agree we measure up with the best — at a much more affordable price. Plus, we stand behind every easel with our unbeatable 100% satisfaction guarantee.
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
By Portrait painter
Comments about Blick Studio Convertible Studio Easel:
Well made, not too hard to assemble (but took four hands). One of only a few easels that holds small canvases well !
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Buy this versatile tool, it works and is priced right
from Scottsdale AZ
Used for large canvass. Built a leg to stabilize the platform at the horizontal position. Also added a plywood platform for workspace. Easy to assemble, stores pretty flat in vertical position. You need this easel !
from NE Ohio
I was close to buying a different easel that was quite similar in function and form, but when this price dropped, well, I could not resist. I knew I needed the easel for my work, and honestly, I've used other Blick tools, paper, etc., and have found much of their own branded items to be just fine.Not even a month's use, so bearing that in mind, I did find it relatively easy to set up (well packed; shipped really fast), although the instructions' lack of wording was, well, lacking. Common sense will get it put together, but better instructions would be nice. Thus far, though, that is the only negative found.The easel is very sturdy. It is highly adjustable. I have not had need to use it horizontally, like a table, nor have I needed to fold it up, but I have no reason to believe there will be any problem doing those things. It is simply what I was hoping for, and is far, far superior to the nicely portable, but otherwise cheap and flimsy metal easel I own.If you're looking for a starter easel, you will be happy with this purchase. If you're looking to add another to your studio, how could you beat the price when you factor in the sturdiness and adjustability? Just buy one. It is that nice.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
This easel is great
from Kalamazoo, Mi
This easel went up fairly easily the thing others have said about the knobs is interesting. The easel arrives with the knobs on the inside but on the instruction page clearly shows them on the outside, I am not sure why this is, might be a shipping thing I don't know but might be something to address with the manufacturer. I have set it up in my studio and does not take up much space is fairly solid I am happy with my purchase/
from Endicott, N.Y
Not only is this easel serviceable, sturdy and well made; it's beautiful to look at and work on any sized canvas. I am so inspired I painted three canvases of various size in three weeks!
Flexible but sturdy
By The black listed artist of Black Lake
from Angel Fire, New Mexico
I am a mixed media artist working in watercolor as well as oil sticks on stretched canvas. I have out grown my flat painting surface by moving on to larger paintings. I wanted a convertible easel which allowed me to pour watercolors and then hold the canvas vertical to allow for application of details with pen and ink, and texture with oil stick.And like many artists I don't have a lot of expendable income which I am not allotting for materials. This easel was certainly worth a try given its price point. I was very pleased to find it very stable and sturdy and that it adjusted to hold my large canvas security.
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A double canvas mounted on the easel
from Petaluma, CA
I've used this easel for charcoal drawing and pastel painting. It's solid and sturdy. I like the convertible feature so I can tilt it a bit forward to tap off pastel dust. Assembly was a bit of a hassle, with pictures the only reliable instruction, but still took less than an hour. Adjusting for size is easy. It's also beautiful. This easel has exceeded my expectations, and I'm thrilled with my purchase!
Bought this easel on sale and was expecting an inexpensive easel. I was more than pleasantly surprised when it arrived. This easel is very sturdy and seems well made. The great bonus it that it is three easels in one, since you can position it any angle you want, even horizontal. All adjustment are easier made. Would recommend this easel for most hobby artists.
A very versatile and well made easel.
from Canon City, Colorado
I had never had an easel like this, so am unable to compare it to others. However, I had wanted to get one for some time and the price was so good that I could not pass this one up. The shipping was amazingly quick as Blick shipping always is, and it arrived unscathed. An easy assembly for pretty much anyone. It was larger and heavier than I had anticipated, but that is a good thing. Be sure and tighten all screws before using. It is steady as it holds a heavy drawing board horizontally, and easy to convert to a vertical canvas mode. I am very happy with it, and with Dick Blick products and service in general.
Perfect For Sitters
I'm pretty amazed at the quality of this easel, particularly for its price. It's solid, stable, and equal to many of the higher priced models I've seen.I draw (graphite & charcoal) and paint (pastel) and I do both sitting down, so I was a little concerned if I'd be able to make it work with an easel; to my relief, this one isn't too wide, so I'm able to put a leg on either side when it's vertical and when it's tilted, my knees fit directly underneath the carriage. It has the convenience of a table/lap easel (which I've been using previously) without the instability.It also has a solid shelf below where you can store your painting materials. The one and only thing I dislike about it so far is that the top bar doesn't come down very low, which I suppose is to be expected on a non-lap sized easel. I've been using my 18x24 Newsprint pad and clipboard and the bar doesn't come down low enough to hold it in place. It does have little rubber feet that hold the clipboard in place though, which is a nice feature I haven't seen before on an easel - I imagine they're actually to keep a canvas from getting scuffed, but they work great for holding a pad of paper in place. One last note: This definitely isn't a plein air easel. I saw that a couple of other reviewers mentioned taking it out en plein air, but I can't imagine doing that unless you're The Hulk - it's almost 20 pounds and, although it can be folded up to have a low studio profile, it would be very difficult to lug around outside.This is an excellent easel that I would happily recommend to anyone.
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