I’ve been playing around with easel and pochade designs for many years, always looking for the perfect set-up. And I think I may now have found it.
The ones you can buy online are no doubt very sturdy and useable but for many of us they are just too expensive. You can easily pay hundreds of dollars for a professionally made easel.
I actually enjoy designing and making boxes and easels, so it’s been no hardship to search for a cheaper and possibly better solution.
The easel I have finally settled upon is suitable for watercolour, acrylic or gouache painting and sketching outdoors. It is lightweight, very portable (it folds away flat), and quick to set up and pack away.
Take a look at this video to see it in action:
If you would like to make one, then I have a pdf you can download from here:
I hope this is of interest. please let me know your comments!