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Okay, taking a winter plein-air workshop with Stapleton Kearns and he mentioned that I would need to work on 16 x 20 canvases. My current plein-air setup supports 9 x 12's and attaches to a camera tripod. I went through some of the older postings and see that dPaint likes the Artwork Essentials, etc..
Any recommendations for a pochade box/setup that would easily handle 16 x 20 on a semi-windy day and the legs would be in snow?
Besides the Artwork essentials larger boxes the only other easels for large plein air would be a full french easel , I recommend Julian not the cheaper ones, the soltek or its cheap knock off, or the Take it easel or Beauport easel which is the cheap knock off of the take it easel
A pochade is not really sturdy enough for a 16x20 canvas so you have to decide on ease of use or small footprint /light weight. If you are hiking long distances then a pochade is the way to go and you just put up with the instability. If you don't have to go far or can be near your car get the big A frame take it easel just remember, you will still need a palette for it The french companion/ french mistress is a good solution
Last edited by dpaint; December 12th, 2012 at 11:50 AM.
Thanks dpaint! I noticed that the Artwork Essentials Versa model may work (looks like it can handle the 16 x 20 panel) and from the video, looks like they are using the same tripod that I use (heavy-duty Manfrotto tripod).
Also, never painted in snow before. Do I need to cover the legs of the tripod in plastic (to protect them)?
no that shouldn't be a problem the essentails tripod is coated, but bring a dark cloth preferably black to lay on the snow to keep the reflected light from blinding you, seriously if the suns out and there is snow you will need it. The versa will handle 16x20 its just not as stable as an a frame.
Last edited by dpaint; December 12th, 2012 at 12:50 PM.