Am after some links, advice, images, help.
I have been loosely involved in Historical Reenactment for a number of years. Being an ex history teacher (now nurse) i love exploring the past.
I now have found my love of painting and really want to combine my two hobbies.
I want to be able to paint at the Medieval Festival (Abbey Festival) held in July.
I can sort out paints, palatte, chairs, canvas (or panel in this case) and outfit. What i can NOT do is the easel.
I'm struggling to find a picture or information on a late medieval - early Renaissance easel. I assume they havn't changed too much, but i need it to be accurate or i can't go. It needs to be as close to 1460- 1485 as possible. On the earlier side rather than the later as well.
Does anyone have any links, advice, images or knowledge about what i could do? - I have found a couple of images. LINK TO BLOG POST HERE
about some slightly later ones, but i really need more help. Especially with the ? Hinge part at the top and the part where the painting sits on.
I assume that we are looking at a A frame construction with holes on either side of the front boards so you can put big pins in to place a plank accross and put on the painting.
However as you can see i can't see the top attachement, too much of the support and it is several years too late.
Any help/ advice appreciate. If this would be better served in another forum please let me know.
Many thanks guys.