View Full Version : got new easel and new pastels

01-30-2006, 09:46 PM
Well, I received my brand new Best University Easel and the set of GA's (Doug Dawson wkshop) last week. I took pictures, but can't seem to get them up yet. I am needing some assistance from my husband with resizing the pics.

Anyway, I have given both items a try and absolutely love them. The easel is very sturdy and tilts forward and adjusts easily. I taped my paper to foam board and the board fits nicely into the grooves of the shelves on the easel. The GA's are buttery soft, but do not crumble and I found the colors to be absolutely gorgeous! I highly recommend both to anyone thinking about a new easel or new pastels!

I will try to get some pics up soon!:wave:

01-30-2006, 09:56 PM
Hi Kristie,


meanwhile send me the other pastels that you don't want :-)



01-30-2006, 10:30 PM
Kristie, congratulations. I got my GAs florals last week. I so love the Great americans. They are so wonderful.. You are going to have so much fun. I cannot wait to see the pictures and droll.
Your easel sounds fabulous. Hours of fun and wonder. Wish best easel did you get?? I am seriously looking at this Anderson Swivle Easel. Looks so perfect. I am so jealous. You must be so happy and excited.
Oh, see if you can get paint for your pictures. If you can let me know and I can tell you how to navigate it to get your pics on and sized.
ps - what kind of computer do you have? If you have windows xp my son could help you.

01-30-2006, 11:24 PM
Jose, I'm afraid I can't bring myself to part with any of my little jewels of color!
Diane, I know the last time I posted a pic, WC had it set up to resize the photo for you, but it wouldn't do it for me this time. I am so NOT a computer person! I don't have Photoshop or anything. My husband is superbusy, so I hate to bother him with it, but I know he won't mind helping me.
The easel I bought is the Best University Easel that both Howard Metzenberg with DickBlick and Marsha Savage recommended in this thread: http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=316726
I didn't want to spend quite this much money on an easel, but the more I researched and thought about it...I knew I wanted something that would last me for a very long time. It is well worth the cost in my opinion. It holds very large canvases if I need it to, and the range of tilt and adjustment is perfect for the pastelist. Here is the link to dickblick.com if you want to check it out: http://www.dickblick.com/zz515/05/
Thank you Diane for offering help with the pics, I may have to take you up on it soon.

01-30-2006, 11:51 PM
go ahead. I had problems with resizing then Eric, my son, set up Paint for me and now I can resize and everything as easy as pie. I am not technical in the least. He figures so much out it's scary. So, yell if you need me.
Oh, that easel is gorgeous. It looks like it's worth every penny. Wonderful. My easel that I'm eyeing is at Jerry's that I know of. have to check if Dick Blick has it.

01-31-2006, 03:32 AM
Wow! New easel and new pastels - I'm so thrilled for you:clap: and so jealous! Can't wait for you to post pictures of them so that I can live vicariously through you :D as the softest pastels that I can get from shops here are WN's and Rowneys (international shipping costs are rather prohibitive for me to order my dream pastels online :crying: ).