Daisy, Green Vase
6″x 6″, Framed
oil on gessoboard
I like to paint on panels and boards, and my friend, Doug, built a storage system to hold them.
Now…. I needed to come up with a way to hold/support them on my easel.
There is a “lip” that covers up the upper and lower part of your panel.
I tried to sit the panel on the “lip”and it didn’t work. It wasn’t secure. (it fell down……scary!!!)
So, in my efforts to come up with a remedy, I have found some solutions:
David Darrow -“My board is 2ft x 2ft x 1/2” birch plywood. I bought a flat, aluminum “bar” at a hardware store, cut too 12” pieces from it, and drilled holes through them both. I set a panel onto it, then somewhere along the top edge I stab a screw into the board very close to the painting. Sometimes the threads hold it in place, other times, the wide head of the screw.
I have been using this board for 15 years, so far.”
Scott Conary -“On my small easel, I’ve added some bits of wood so that 1/4″ panel has something to brace against.”
David and Scott made these supports/braces and are master woodworkers!
He screwed 4 screws; .2 at the top and 2 at the bottom of his easel to support the panel.
Or….. I can just buy one…
Karin Jurick the “Paint On” easel comes in two forms: one that fits on your stand-up easel and one that is a tabletop easel.
Any other suggestions???
This is kinda funny….
This is where I lift almost every day…… pretty intense and intimidating, right?
But the one thing that I had to overcome this huge hill because I have this thing called “foot drop“
“Foot drop is a gait abnormality in which the dropping of the forefoot happens due to weakness, irritation or damage….” Wikipedia
I couldn’t climb up or down that thing without some help from a nearby weight machine….
Curbs were another problem. I had to use the car or a person, (all of which were happy to help!) to get up and down those.
But I conquered it!!!!
Listening to while I paint:
“David and Goliath” by Malcolm Gladwell
I am continually checking a dictionary, thesaurus, spell check, but one thing that has been particularly helpful is the grammar check. Please excuse any errors that I make and tell me! 🙂
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