Saturday, April 17, 2010

And it's not even my birthday...

My sister and brother-in-law are visiting from Colorado.   They surprised me with a new easel that brother-in-law Jim made for me.  WOW!  This means I don't have to sit on the floor when I'm painting the bottom of a large painting as the support that holds the painting goes up and down, but the easel doesn't (unlike my old one).  It's weighted so it's so much easier to raise and lower the height of the painting.

Jim is asking for input from me so he can tweak the design.  He's thinking of custom building easels for other artists.  So if you need an easel.....

Thanks Jim & Joanne.

1 comment:

  1. Finally! Someone has thought about the fact that not everyone has 15 foot ceilings! Even though I would like to have a new easel all the ones I have seen raise the center shaft with the painting support which just doesn't work with 9 foot ceilings.

    Really enjoy your blog and your work.