Plein Air Easels for Outdoor Use

Plein Air Easels for Outdoor Painting

Capturing that glowing sunset or picturesque valley in natural light means grabbing your plein air easel, leaving the studio and embarking out into the great outdoors. En plein air painting has long been a serious focus for landscape oil painters, but has more recently been developing as a popular hobby for amateur artists who want to get a breath of fresh air. In fact, many art institutions are now frequently holding plein air classes and workshops in city parks, nearby beaches and wildlife refuges.

When you're choosing your plein air art easel, you'll want to take some of the features into consideration. If your outdoor painting will mostly be at a park or town beach, you may want to sacrifice some portability for size and shape, however if you will be hiking to your destination, a highly portable easel is imperative. A wooden outdoor easel with a bi-folding design is easily folded into a compact shape and enlarged when you reach your site. If you need a lot of oil, charcoal and acrylic paints available while the work is in progress, choose an artist easel with compartments or shelves for accessible storage. If you'd like to be able to tilt the easel to reduce glare from the sun, or for better perspective, choose a French easel with tilt capabilites. These plein air stands require no tools for assembly, and are a useful apparatus for the traveling artist.

Browse these floorstanding plein air easels, but don't stop there. Displays2go has a deep inventory of commercial and residential art supplies and displays. When you're finished with your masterpiece, have a look at our plein air frames and other displays to show it off on the wall, or to give away as a meaningful gift!

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