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Best's Deluxe Lobo Easel is an easel to accommodate the watercolorist, pastel artist, and oil painter. It tilts forward to reduce glare and prevent dusting, and backward to form a table for gessoing, watercolors, and varnishing.
Its retractable mast extends upward to handle a 60" canvas, and folds down to a compact 52" height. The painting tray can be adjusted from vertical to horizontal in just seconds.
A hinged, oak veneer plywood shelf beneath the frame provides storage for books or supplies. Top and bottom painting trays have rubber grips to hold a canvas securely.
It's made of hand-rubbed, oil-finished, solid red oak.
Some assembly required.
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Best Easel Ever
from Redwood City, CA
Comments about Best Deluxe Lobo Easel:
I'm a watercolorist venturing into mixed media - The able can lay flat if working really wet or of course at various angles or upright. Standing and working at a comfortable height instead of bending over a table which over time can be back breaking. It took a couple of practice runs for me but is a true pleasure to use. Now for a stool.The easel came well packed and putting it together was pretty easy. I would recommend this and have recommended this to other artists in our stable.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Eazy to assemble
By SoCal Artist
from San Diego
This easel works very well for doing my watercolors and acrylics. I have a small studio and my space is limited so I don't have room for a easel, drawing board and my computer desk. The way this easel can lay flat (or nearly flat) for doing my watercolors and then rise up and be able to accommodate my large canvases lets me eliminate the drawing board.It was easy to assemble, despite the instructions. The instructions were vague and the illustrations and photos conflicting. I was still able to assemble the easel on my own in a few minutes.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Easy to put together. Looks beautiful and is strong & sturdy!I just love it! I highly recommend this adjustible easel to any artist, beginners and on for all painting needs!
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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
It's an OK Easel but just OK.
from Port St Lucie, FL
I wanted a versatile easel for smaller painting and drawings. This easel works OK but compared to my very large 25 year old studio easel it is a light weight. I get very physical with my work and this easel moves too much. I had to put two sand bags on the base to hold it down. Other than that it's OK
Made in America "baby"
from Dalas Texas area
After researching on line and going to several art supply locations to compare similar products I bought the Lobo Easel for my artist wife. She and I are both very impressed with the quality and ease of use for painting. We also have a newly engaged Grandson who sells his work and intend to send him the same easel for his art.
I love my Best deluxe Lob easel!
from Leesburg, Va.
I was so excited when my Lobo easel came, because it came way earlier than they said it Would, and I was so happy to get to use it. It seemed very easy for my son-in-law to put it together. I didn't time him, but, l think it took him around twenty minutes or less to put it together. One of the things I absolutely love about Best deluxe Lobo easel is, it tilts my work to a flat position; this means I can us the easel to apply gesso to the canvase, or to lay my work flat, say when I'm using a sponge to paint and the acrylic Paint is really thin, it won't run down the painting because the paintingIs in a flat position. Before my deluxe Lob easel, I would get on the floorto apply my gesso and that was not comfortable at all. I will get another Lobo easel because many times I work on more than one painting at a time.
LOVE MY NEW DELUXE LOBO EASEL !
from Surprise, Arizona
I have been wanting to buy this easel but had other easels I could use. I was checking your prices and noticed the great sale. After looking at your video I was convinced that I just had to have it and ordered it. I ABSOLUTELY DIDN'T REALIZE WHAT I WAS MISSING PREVIOUSLY! My studio is in my garage but now it's in my breakfast room and looks wonderful. the wood is beautiful and it's so sturdy I don't have to worry about the large paintings that I have been doing. The price I paid makes me KNOW that I got something worth a lot more than I paid! Thank you, Blick. PS A VIDEO OF ME PUTTING IT TOGETHER WOULD HAVE CAUSED SOME LAUGHS :)
Searched high and low and found it at Blick
from Austin, TX
Super nice easel! Perfect! Lays flat for watercolor, nice wood, sturdy, collapses for moving. Excellent buying experience. Super helpful person on the phone even followed up by email to make sure I got it and liked it.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
It is a beautiful easel and I can't wait to use it!!! Just an FYI look up on YouTube how to set it up because the directions aren't very helpful
Deluxe Lobo Easel
from Ashland, MS
I have been looking for quality easel for a long time. Easy to put together, very stable, beautiful finish! I could not be happier. I just wish there was a Blick store closer than 50 miles.
Best Easels are quality made in the USA in an assortment of designs and sizes and can accommodate all mediums as well as all large and small paintings for working or display. We'll show you the features and benefits of just a few of the Best Easels available at Blick Art Materials, such as: A-Frame Lyra, B-Best Adjustable, H-Frame Dulce, Deluxe Table Top, Best Lobo, Santa Fe 2, Abiquiu.
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