Thursday, March 18, 2010

Beauport Easel

On this gorgeous warm day I tried out my new Beauport easel, a version of which I saw in action at Snowcamp. At $250, I had put it on my "someday" list, but then noticed it on sale at Jerry's ( for $99 and change. That seemed about the best deal I'd ever get. After getting a replacement for a warped part, some help from a friend (thanks, Hannah!) and some adjustments, it's good to go. The paintbox in the photo was my mother's; it holds everything else I need except paper towels.
For the trial run, I figured the back yard would be handy in case I needed anything I hadn't thought of (I didn't). So that scratchy mess on the easel is the back of our house. I meant it to be just a little slapdash, but I'm kind of liking it. If I finish it I'll post it here.
The easel is great; a huge gust of wind came by that would have knocked over my box-and-tripod arrangement; this baby just hung on without a rattle. It will take huge canvases or panels, too. That's a 12" x 16" and it seems small. According to Jerry's website, it's on sale until the end of April (I have no connection to them except as an occasional customer).


cindy lee jones said...

Thank you for posting this info and pic on the Beauport Easel Barbara, it's just what I've been searching for, I'm ordering one today!

Barbara Carr said...

Good luck with the easel, Cindy! If you have any questions about getting it to work right, I'll try to help.

Hannah Phelps said...

Congratulations on getting that easel up and going, Barbara! I hope you do get to finish that painting. I think you will continue to like the Beauport and I can't wait to see some of your resulting big paintings!

Barbara Carr said...

Thanks, Hannah. It really is great - so freeing! I'll still use my Judson's box in the car and for teeny stuff, but the Big B is my new best friend.