Finding the right artist's easel will depend on the type of art you're creating. Before you start looking, it's worth doing a bit of research to explore what types are available, and which are best suited to your activity. The right easel will free you up to enjoy your work without worrying about drips or dust. They also allow you to get a real perspective on how your creation is progressing. If you'd like to get more for your money, you can also check out used items.
One way of narrowing down your search is to look at easel size. You'll usually know what sized artwork you'll be concentrating on before you start. A3 easels can give you the option to both work on and store artwork in your studio.
Products are available from brands like Daler-Rowney, Reeves, Winsor and Newton, and Royal & Langnickel. Examples include a beechwood 600mm easel, an artwork drawing station with easel and drawing materials and folding art racks for storing prints.
Slightly smaller than the A3 size, A4 easels are designed for tabletop artwork. You can also use both A4 and A3 easels to display art pieces on a surface as an interesting feature. You can find them in wood, metal or plastic.
Typical products range from colourful wooden frames to mini H-frames, simple box easels, table boxes with storage and even children's blackboard easels.
Mini A5 easels are great for displaying and working on small size projects. They can also be used on tables at events like weddings for a stylish touch. These little wooden easels are also easily portable if you like to get out of the studio to work.
You can find tabletop easels complete with chalkboards, mini wooden A-stands, artists H-stands and colourful wooden designs.