Sunday, May 1, 2011
How to Rig a French Easel for Working Outside
The problem is that most of the appendages and bars have a little bolt you hand tighten to keep it in place, but it never stays tight enough and they slip. So I drilled holes in the legs and slid a nail through so they cannot collapse. The holes are a hair larger than the nails, so the fit is easy, and they go in and out smoothly. The nails are 2" so they hang out the other side. I keep a bunch inside the easel, and in my bag when I go out, so I don't worry if I loose one or misplace one.
This works perfectly.
It is very stable -
This picture is of my first day out painting this season. Woods Pond in Lenox.