An art easel comes in various styles and sizes and are made from wood or metal and are designed for certain purposes. They can be used to hold various objects such as an artist’s canvas, paper, drawings and boards. Some easels are immobile while others are transportable and lightweight.
For an artist nothing can compare to working with an easel. It keeps the drawing or painting in place while the artist is working and lessens the chance of anything happening to the art piece such as spilling something on it. It also very versatile, the artist can work standing up or sitting down.
Some easels have adjustable legs and canvas trays which Display Easel give the user the freedom to work at the height, angle and surface of their choice. The art easel comes in various styles including the following:
These types of easels are great space savers and are foldable. They come in various styles including smaller versions of floor-standing easels, tripod or three-legged easels and ones that come with storage boxes. They are not large enough for big works of art but they are convenient and can be placed on tabletops such as the kitchen or dining room table. Many artists with limited space opt for this type of easel.
Studio easels are generally huge, heavy and stand on the floor. They are normally used indoors and are designed for large-scale artworks. Some come with wheels so they artist can easily move the easel around. Studio easels range in styles and sizes and they can become very costly. This type of art easel is ideal for those artists with a great deal of space to work in and for those working on big projects.
PORTABLE OR SKETCHING EASELS
Portable or sketching easels are great for the artist who likes to work outdoors. They are lightweight and easily fold up. They are also very practical for use in the studio.
There are other popular easels including:
These are used for the displaying of art, photography, ceramics, drawings, sketches as well as for paintings. They are designed to stand on the floor or for sitting on tabletops and other flat surfaces. In general display easels are a type of art easel that are usually decorative and come in a variety of metal and wood finishes.