Sunday, July 29, 2012


I recently started work on a commission for a 48" x 60" painting. That's five feet folks!  I have got only one inch on this canvas so it feels enormous to me.
I started this way...

Propping it against the wall on wooden blocks. Not ideal. My husband, usually the voice of reason and restraint, said, "You should go buy on of those huge beefy easels."
me: They are like $200.
husband: You would use it.
The door slammed as I ran out at 8:00 to get to the store before it closed.
 The bummer was that the two art stores still opened on had small easels so I had to wait until Saturday.

I got the biggest most expensive one they had. There actually are much bigger more expensive ones out there in the world but this was fine for me. It holds up to an 84 inch canvas!
The assembly needed was another story.

Too many of some bits and not enough of others. At least I think. The directions were cryptic and we needed a microscope to read them.
We've all been there, right?

I needed to wait for my husband's help. It took both of us to finish this but I am thrilled with it.

Notice how I have plastic to protect the easel but not my craptastic floor!


The Pink Pagoda said...

Your husband was right. You did really need it. I can't wait to see all of the amazing art you create using it!

Kim said...

Oh I love BIG ART!! Cannot wait to see what you create now that you have gone BIG!! Yay to husbands when they get it right!! Hope you are having a great weekend!

Nancy said...

I have been dying for a big easel like that. Where did you get it? I was going to order one from Utrecht one day when I have money to never! Yeah, so it you get paint on the floor that won't come up, oh dear, you might have to replace it...
xo kiddo

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Yay for your new easel - you will get so much use and enjoyment out of it. Sometimes husbands make sense, don't they?

My Crafty Home Life said...

I agree with Jennifer and's an investment in your career. That is HUGE, by the way.