Artists' Easels
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Artists' Easels
Many important tools are employed by artists in creating their paintings. Artists’ easels are now available in a host of styles and configurations to enhance the creative process. Some of your favourite art materials suppliers are more than pleased to highlight a selection of the many products being offered.


S&S Wholesale stocks a wide variety of easels for everyone from the beginner, student and hobbyist right through to the professional artist. There are many types of easels for different applications – painting or pastel work – indoor or outdoor use.

Easels are designed in a variety of styles to accommodate the many different ways artists work. There are five styles of easels: The Table Easel, the Tripod Easel, the Box or French Style Easel, the Lyre (A-Frame) Easel, and the Studio (H-frame) Easel. There are a number of variations to each of these which offer different tilt settings, storage options and size capabilities.

Every artist should know the joy of using exquisite equipment. BEST easels are known as some of the finest easels in the world. Each BEST easel is hand-made from North American Red Oak, sanded to a smooth surface, then hand-rubbed with oil to reveal the inherent beauty of the wood grain. There is no compromise in workmanship or quality. The craftsmen at BEST nail, glue and screw every joint – guaranteeing strength and precision. Designed and manufactured with the professional in mind, BEST easels are amazingly stable, completely functional and truly beautiful.

The BEST Deluxe Lobo is built in solid oak. This quad base easel is perfect for the mixed media painter. It is inexpensive, compact but sturdy, reliable, and very flexible. It can be used vertically for sketching or painting; and in seconds it can be adjusted to a horizontal position for pastel work, watercolour, gessoing or varnishing. It has a forward tilt for glare reduction.

The BEST ‘Lite Best’ versatile easel is ideal for beginners to intermediate artists, as well as schools and colleges. It has the unique ability to tilt forward past a full vertical position. It is solid, multi-functional and reasonably priced. And it folds flat for ease of storage.

The BEST Classic Santa Fe II is a double masted easel complete with two canvas holders and a painting tray. It features a marine style winch which raises and lowers easily, allowing works weighing up to 90 kilograms. The double-masted H-frame offers extra stability and the plastic front locking castors offer ease of mobility.

The BEST Portable Collapsible is an all-purpose easel ideal for the oil, watercolour, pastel, airbrush or acrylic artist. Whether sitting or standing, a full range of angles from vertical to horizontal is possible. The front wheels make transport easy and the top, bottom and middle painting trays have rubber grips to keep canvas secure; while the bottom shelf can be used for storage of art materials. This easel folds flat for easy storage.

The BEST Deluxe Table Top is heavy-duty professional table easel which can be used by itself on any flat surface. Beautiful and strong, the Deluxe Table Top provides artists with a solid base on which to work, accommodating canvases up to 36 inches.


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