Friday, March 16, 2012

Artists Easel


The Easel.
This easel reminds me of painting classes at University (around 1972-73). I couldn't pass it up at last Saturday's Church Sale. I have no idea where I am going to keep it - the foot space alone makes it hard to work around. Everything that should move does (the clamps and the long back piece). I love the left over blue paint.

I love the shadows and wedges, the rough shaping and fairly crude but useful construction. I imagine that these were produced in the campus wood workshop.

Maybe somewhere to 'hang things' from, or maybe part of the living room as a display piece. Right now it is in my freshly painted kitchen (the last 3 days have been painting the kitchen/hallway and ceilings and the area that leads to the basement - 3 steps and a landing with very high ceiling and wall areas) Whew. Done. Just need to paint the door trims with a bright white. Used a gorgeous pale grey that looks blue or lilac depending on the lighting. Delicious. You can see peeks behind the easel with the tone changes.
 I love angles and shadows (see my Corners Post here). Wood has such interesting possibilities for photographing.
Pictorial summing up the last three posts, the small oil painting, the large oil painting and the easel.

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6 comments:

  1. What an amazing piece..as is that armoire..WOW!
    It is wonderful...let me know if you ever want to sell it!
    Fabulous!

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  2. The easel is so interesting and I'm glad you didn't leave it behind. Just looking at it makes me want to learn how to paint. So cool. I'm following you via Linky Followers and GFC. I hope you can pop over to Cottage and Creek and follow back. I lost my GFC followers and it's sad to be starting all over! Have a great weekend :)
    Lynn

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  3. That is an interesting find...glad your painting is going well...the white will just finish it off:)
    Have a great weekend!
    Rene'

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  4. hi Joy ... That is the most interesting easel. You got some very nice things at the sale. You see beauty in everything and that is GOOD !!!
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z.

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  5. What a great find! i love easel. My mom is an artist and they always remind me of her works in progress! Thank you for sharing at TTF and have a wonderful week!

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  6. I love art easel. Thanks for sharing this one. I really enjoyed reading it! I will surely gonna be back.

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Thanks for visiting. I read and appreciate all your comments. Joy

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