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    Setting up the new Studio and - OOPS!

    Okay SO Back in November my Boyfriend and I bought a new house. YAY! I FINALLY Got some time away from work to set up my Studio in one of the rooms so i can paint again and even found the box with all of my supplies but OOPS somehow the boy broke the Easel. It was an old wooden one. Wasn't packed in a box was just off to the side. The chain was snapped, wood broken in a few places.. real mess. Still no idea how. SOOOOOOO Need to get a new one. . . and paints and brushes.. headache central! BUT I think i'll start off with the Easel.

    Anyone have any sujestions for good Easels?
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    How easily portable does it need to be?

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    how big do you normally paint ??
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    this is kinda a stripped down dissasembled version of how i work , ignore the barely started painting there

    Setting up the new Studio and - OOPS!

    but im a sticky tacky fanatic i use it to hold the canvas to the board and hold the brushes im useing in place then i clip a disposable pallet to the board too lol so 90% of what i use is stuck to the drawing board

    and i also literally paint the backs of my drawing boards too lol
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    When I was 14, I got a nice, alluminum, folding easil, light weight, portable, cheap. I still have it somewhere in my parent's home. Later, I bought the only easel available nearby here in Slovakia - very pretty, wooden, expensive, and heavy as hell. One time I tried painting large scale plein air, and I built a custom easel to hold the canvases - it was the cheapest, biggest, and lightest I had. I let it rot in a garage... I suggest the alluminum one, and painting smaller so wind doesn't blow your work over.

    On the topic of studios, I'm building mine. Any advice on a sink/filter to keep from polluting when I clean my brushes?

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    If it doesn't have to be portable, the easel I use may be suitable for you:

    http://www.dickblick.com/products/ma...anti-ii-easel/

    You can align your canvas/board/whatever to be perpendicular to the ground OR at a slant if you're doing a seated drawing/painting. It's also quite sturdy.

    It doesn't feel readily portable, though. It doesn't fold down very much without dis assembly and it's quite heavy.

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