En Plein Air Pro Advanced Series Oil & Acrylic Easel
Ships Tuesday, August 23 if ordered in the next 20 hours and 30 minutes!
Whether you are exploring the back country of America or the back roads of Europe, En Plein Air Advanced Easels will meet the needs of the most adventurous painter. These easels are super portable, fully adjustable, and assemble in minutes. Highly functional and truly unique, each En Plein Air Pro Easel includes the easel, palette, tripod, and carry-all bag. Weight bags or anchor stakes (not included) are recommended in windy conditions.
Oil & Acrylic Easel - The Advanced Series Oil & Acrylic Easel is your complete portable studio away from home! It comes with an Oil & Acrylic Palette with cover and sliding shelf, Pro Series Panel Holder, Slik U8000 Tripod, 7 oz. Turps Jar, Palette Cleaning Squeegee, 4" Spring Clamp, and heavy-duty Convertible Backpack. It's ideal for use with acrylics, oils, and water-soluble oils.
The Pro Series Panel Holder can hold panels or stretched canvas from 6" x 8" up to 22" tall. Both the easel and adjustable panel holder are made of aluminum and tough ABS plastic for lightweight durability. The vertical mounting design eliminates the "top-heavy rocking" that can occur in other tripod pochade box set-ups. It even doubles as a single wet painting carrier when you're finished in the field! Maximum height to the center of a panel or canvas is 58", while the minimum is 22".
The SLIK U8000 Tripod easily adjusts for sitting or standing while painting, and you can adjust the head to any angle you need with just one hand. This full-size medium-duty tripod is made of aluminum alloy weighing only 3-1/2 lbs. and can support up to 4-1/2 lb. The wide stance of the independently adjustable telescoping legs offers increased stability in the field. Secure flip locks on the legs are easy to adjust to just the right height. The panel holder attaches easily with a standard quick-release mount.
The Oil & Acrylic Palette is lightweight, functional, and truly unique. At 15-1/4" x 9-1/2", it offers over 144" sq. of mixing area. The working surface is a clear 1/8" resistant PETG plastic layer that resists scratching and cleans up with the supplied squeegee and a paper towel moistened with turps. Underneath is a neutral gray background with a handy value scale. The thoughtful design incorporates a gray PVC slide-on cover that allows transport of wet paint to and from the field. On location, flip the cover over and slide underneath on either side, and you have an extra shelf with a 3″ hole for the PETG plastic lock-tight turps jar, the perfect place to lay your palette knife, painting mediums, or your thumbnail sketch. The palette frame also features a 6-hole brush holder shelf with enough room for your most-used paint tubes, and can be attached to either side. The maximum height from the ground to top of palette is 35".
The Turps jar can be used for water or solvents and is made of lightweight PPG plastic (not glass). It comes equipped with a butyl rubber gasket and a locking lid. The jar drops into the palette cover hole for easy access and holds 7 oz. with a 3" diameter mouth. No more hanging, swinging turps containers! The 4" Spring Clamp holds your paint rag near at hand on the tripod.
The whole package fits neatly inside the included Carry-All Backpack. The 60 L bag, made of heavy-duty oxford canvas fabric, has plenty of room for paints, brushes, and more. The main compartment will hold the complete easel with plenty of room left over for a 12" × 16" wet panel box! Two front zippered pockets hold your paints, brush roll, and sketchbook. Padded shoulder straps and waist belt convert the bag to a sturdy backpack, or zip them away and carry it like a suitcase with 3 heavy-duty handles (top, bottom, side). Exterior loops allow you to clip on extra gear like a water bottle and an umbrella. Measures 10-1/2"H x 26"W x 12-1/4"D. The total weight of easel, palette, and tripod is a light 10.7 lbs.
|Brand||En Plein Air Pro|
|Series||The Advanced Series|
|Maximum Canvas Height||22"|