Posts tagged plein air easels
Plein Air Painting is Tough! (and some stuff that has helped me) Carol Marine

If you’ve never done it, I’m here to tell you that plein air painting (painting outside) is hard! The toughest I’ve done. If you’ve tried it, you know what I’m talking about already. Let us count the ways: Bugs. People passing by who feel the need to go on for 30 minutes about their aunt in Virginia who paints the prettiest butterflies, but they themselves can’t draw a stick figure. Sunburn. Sudden rain. The perfect scene in a perfectly inaccessible spot. The sun moving incredibly quickly across the sky, changing the entire scene. The clouds moving even faster! Did I say bugs already? The sun in your eyes. Glare on your painting. Oh, and hauling all that heavy gear around. Ugh.

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Why I designed the STRADA Easel, Bryan Mark Taylor

A couple of years ago my easel fell apart which prompted me to look for another outdoor painting easel. Although, I liked many features of the pochade box I previously owned, there were several things that frustrated me including wind nuts, springs and other moving parts. After looking at other pochade boxes and plein air easels on the market, I couldn't find the one that fit my needs. So overChristmas break several years ago, I spent a few weeks working out a new design. One thing led to another and after multiple prototypes and a year of testing and tweaking, the STRADA Easel was born. 

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