The perfect easel for plein aire painting!
The Beauport Easel is an improved version of the famous Gloucester and Andersen Easels, which were first introduced in the early part of the 20th century. Thanks to its special design, the Beauport allows you to paint large-size canvases outdoors, even in windy conditions. The key is the extra wide foot print of the easel, which spans 65" across and 65" from front to back. We would suggest attaching a sand bag for extra windy conditions, but you can usually fill an empty bag with sand or dirt after you set up the easel, so there's no need to carry a heavy bag into the field with you.
The Beauport Easel's unique design allows for a wide range of painting angles. In fact, the angle range even includes a forward tilt, helping reduce glare and allowing for easy pastel painting. The Beauport's height adjustment system uses a unique internal spring mechanism activated with just the pull of a lever. This allows you to set each leg at the ideal height, compensating for the slope of the terrain. Plus, you can easily adjust the height of the easel for sitting or standing, so you can paint with comfort every time.
The Beauport Easel features a convenient hooked rod to secure your canvas at the top. Since this rod has minimal exposure to the front of the canvas, you can paint to the top edges more easily then with many other easels. In addition, the Beauport uses removable wooden pegs to set the canvas height, which allows you to paint to the very edges of the canvas. An additional 18" extender leg allows an even greater variance of leg heights, accommodating uneven slopes in the terrain.
While you're painting, there is plenty of support up front for a palette and paper towels, plus rear storage of a sketch box filled with supplies. Finally there is an easel sturdy enough to let you paint large on any terrain, even in windy conditions. We're so convinced that you'll love the Beauport Easel, we sell it with a money back satisfaction guarantee!
"I just love the Beauport Easel. It's lightweight, very easy to assemble, and it holds a 48x60 canvas with ease. Even in the wind it stands strong. I'm doing my best outdoor work on it. I'll say it again, I love it."
- George Gallo, Professional Artist and Producer