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Old 02-22-2012, 10:50 AM
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A few recent paintings, and a homemade easel

Hello. Below are a few plein airs from the last two weeks.

oil on panel, 11x14


oil on panel, 8x10


oil on panel, 11x14


I needed a studio easel, and being short on funds these days, I put one together out of scrap wood laying around the garage. I was inspired by the gothic Colmar cathedral that houses the Grunewald altarpiece.

C&C welcome, thanks.


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Old 02-22-2012, 01:19 PM
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Re: A few recent paintings, and a homemade easel

Nice stuff Jerry. I really like the one of UofT, that's just right around my corner!! You caught it well!!

Solid work on that easel too.. damn, that looks sturdy!

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Nice work--the paintings & the easel!!!
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Very impressive work, wonderful renditions,
The easel looks strong and very professional
Great job on all accounts
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:20 PM
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Re: A few recent paintings, and a homemade easel

Thanks, Michael. Yeah, that U of T scene has been on my plein air radar for awhile. The problem is that the sun rises directly into the eyes at this angle. Very difficult to even see the details let alone guess at the colours. I may give this another shot, but in the afternoon.
Thank you, Wendy!
Thanks for your kind words, Bruce. The easel was a fun project. I didn't want to spend a dime on the wood for it, just scrounged around the garage. I did have to buy the hardware- screws, deadbolts (for the height adjustment) and casters, but I figure I got an easel that could have cost $150-$300 for less than forty.


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Re: A few recent paintings, and a homemade easel

Great paintings and a super easel. Congrats!
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Old 02-24-2012, 06:23 AM
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Nice looking works here Jerry both the oils and wood! good luck and thanks,greg
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:27 PM
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Thank you, Jo!
Thanks for the encouraging words, Greg!


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Re: A few recent paintings, and a homemade easel

Nice easel! what a great way to make use of scrap wood. It's going to look even better when there is paint plattered on it over time =)
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Exquisite work, Jerry!!

Good job on the easel as well.

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Old 02-25-2012, 09:40 PM
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Thanks, It scout.
Thank you, Randy!


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Re: A few recent paintings, and a homemade easel

Impressive cityscapes, and I always enjoy seeing other painters' home made equipment, too.
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Wow, thats a great easel. I'm really impressed.
Have fun, Dave
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Re: A few recent paintings, and a homemade easel

I like them all! But I especially like the drive-in. It has been a long time since I have been to or even seen one of them. Your painting brings back memories.
Your easel is really nice too. It looks like it is going to serve you well!
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:14 AM
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Re: A few recent paintings, and a homemade easel

Thanks, James. I like to see homemade gear, too.
Thank you, mfm.
Thank you, Squeaky! This drive in was opened in 2000 and is very popular. I took my twelve year old daughter last summer. A very odd experience for her, a lot of fun! Maybe they'll make a comeback?


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