In a recent post I described the plein air easel used by Doug Braithwaite at his workshop. He places his panels on a back board, simply resting on a small ledge. It gives him freedom to work with his panels and use his T square in a unique and interesting way.
|Doug Braithwaite working at his easel|
I modified my Art Box plein air panel holder to carry a back board with a small ledge. Took it for a run today and really liked the freedom to move the panel and have full access to the edges without clips holding it.
|Art Box unmodified with panel held by clips|
|Modified with addition of back board to rest panels|
|Back side holding back board|
I also modified my Jack Richeson easel, adding a removable back board and shelf and created a palette extension with a glass mixing surface.
|Modified Richeson easel - the one I use for oils|
|Panel resting on ledge without attachment and free to move|
|panel turned on side for easier working|
|Glass palette extended working surface|