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View Poll Results: How do you like to paint pastel?
on easel 147 65.04%
on table or desk 61 26.99%
other 18 7.96%
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Old 01-28-2010, 12:19 AM
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Re: easel or table?

Easel for me. but i like to sit while painting standing makes me hurt to much so i have an office chair on rollers so i could keep moveing back to see what the piece i'm working on looks like. i tape my paper to masonite and clamp it to my easel. i have a very ferm surface to work on no movement at all. when I Plein Air i take a stool with me. but i have to get up to move back than. I always have to move back to see the piece. i have tried to paint an a table a few times when i started pastels but it seemd i was always looking down on the subject from the second or third floor window. and my prospetive was always off. so i tried my easel i have for oil's and acrylics and never looked back.
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Old 01-28-2010, 10:25 AM
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Re: easel or table?

I have a very heavy tilted drawing table that was made by an ex boyfriend in highschool shop class, back when he was thinking of becoming an architect. Instead, he became a beer guzzling bum-sometimes-construction-worker, so I inherited the table. He had considerable carpentry talent, so I feel pretty darn lucky to have this thing. First of all, it is made for technical drawing so it's huge, and second, it is very sturdy, made extremely well - not flimsy or likely to fall apart ever. One of the minuses is that the thing is so dang heavy, being solid ash, that it takes 8 people to move it.

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