Sunday, April 18, 2010

When bigger is better...

After 7 years on my old easel, it was time for an upgrade. I had stripped out all of the threaded adjustments on the old one and felt my knees and back deserved something a little more ergonomic. Here she is, I named her Maude. The piece that I am working on in the photo is seven feet wide and Maude holds it with ease. I can raise and lower my work with just two fingers using the marine winch on the back. Maude can hold pieces up to 10' tall and 200#. She has a double masthead for small works so that I can work on a diptych or series in unison. Made in Kimberly, Wisconsin by the Richeson family, she is built to last a lifetime. I look forward to spending many years with Maude!

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