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Old 01-24-2004, 06:19 PM
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My New Easel

My new easel arrived yesterday. It is a beauty. HUGE to be able to carry big canvases and it operates by counterweights, so to raise it or lower it - you just undo two knobs & raise and lower the bar with the touch of a finger. So easy for little girls like me.

So if you want to raise it or lower it - you just loosen those two out side knobs (where you see three) at the front & raise or lower it.

The big block at the back gives it the weight - there are two more blocks you can add to give it more weight for a heavier canvas.

Pretty cool huh? - cost around $1000. aussie - which would be about US $750.

This guy does beautiful work. Takes pride & joy in it & is a perfectionist. Also a real darling to deal with - very helpful & is also an artist so he knows what is needed.

I love the little knobs - no more wingnuts.!! - hoorah.

http://www.easelsgalore.com.au/
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Old 01-24-2004, 07:29 PM
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Re: My New Easel

Woohoo, Biki, I love your new easel! I hope this means lots of new BIG paintings for us to see.

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Old 01-24-2004, 08:26 PM
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Re: My New Easel

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Woohoo, Biki, I love your new easel! I hope this means lots of new BIG paintings for us to see.

Jamie

Sure Jamie, but don't hold your breath waiting.

first I will tackle that small blank canvas.

( i think I'm in love with my easel - is that serious?)
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Oh how very COOL
I love the idea of the knobs instead of wingnuts and the counter weights
I want one hehe I am already hitting hubby up for some art supply money dont think another $750 would matter LOL I I guess I will settle for some paints and new brushes but WOW this is somting worth saving for (I HATE messing with those screw nuts!!)
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WOW Biki!
Such drawing easel adjusts to the large work! I congratulate.
I think the large men also love these small buttons
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Looks great !!


..so what have you done with your other 5???
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Woohoo!!! Way to go, girl! Awesome easel!
Also love your studio space. Lots of nice light. Wish I had a nice studio like that. My area upstairs here lacks that at times when it's raining outside. And I have to share the space with my office and the cats. Thanks goodness they've learned to stay away from my paintings.

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That is a beauty all right! I hope it will be your friend for a very long time............L
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Biki - looks fantastic; I think this will last you the rest of your days!
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http://www.easelsgalore.com.au/[/quote]


Biki,

I went into emotional bliss seeing your new easel! That surely
is a nice one - so lucky and to have space for it as well.
I ended up getting the Mabef M25 that only holds a 22lb canvas,
so when I do start monstrous pieces one day, I will check
out easels galore. They do fine work. I really like what you
have there. Thanks for sharing!

Kelly
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Old 01-25-2004, 01:59 PM
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BTW, what wood is that?
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Old 01-25-2004, 05:19 PM
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Looks great !!


..so what have you done with your other 5???

Ok -
one is a table easel for drawing.
one is a "new from Easels Galore" fold-up for workshops. ( also really cool & light & easy to carry - and fits in the backseat of the car)

one is a collapsable that can sit on the table & hold my reference pics.

the other three will sit along the wall holding my finished paintings
at the mnoment they ae empty

hubby want's me to sell them - but nah, I think i will keep them

BTW Cham, thanks so much for pointing me to this guy. Any one else there from Melbourne, go see him.
Anywhere else in Oz? - fly down , it is worth the effort. I got the easel backloaded up North by a removalist. This saved me the trouble of re-assembling it.

RHI - I have to share my space too. It is a large space for sure, but also houses the office with two desks & two computers & hubby who likes to share every single thought process with me while I am working.
I would love a door with a lock & key.... and a "do not disturb" sign.
( but it would also have a doggie door - love my dog around anythime )
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Old 01-25-2004, 11:59 PM
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BTW, what wood is that?

Victorian Mountain Ash.
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Wow! What a gorgeous easel! I don't think that thing would even fit in my house! Can't wait to see the fruit from it!
Good job Biki
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Old 01-26-2004, 08:28 AM
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beautiful, are you going to seal it with a finish. i have an oak med size i haven't painted on, just display. can't wait to see a big beautiful painting. adults have different toys than children. happy painting, bill

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