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Art easels have been around for centuries, a simple tool with a simple design that has withstood the test of time. Every artist needs a painting easel in their collection of tools.
There are three primary benefits of using a painting easel.
- They allow you to tilt your painting slightly forward so dust falls down without hitting the canvas. Even if you don’t tilt the canvas forward, an art easel prevents buildup of loose media.
- Tilting the easel allows you to look at your artwork from a better/different angle without picking up the canvas and moving it.
- You can step back and view your artwork from a distance without disturbing the canvas.
We carry Mabef Italian easels that come with lifetime guarantee. We have the perfect easel for any painting style. Choose from our studio easels, field easels, Lyre easels, box easels, and table easels.
We also carry sketch boxes for your art supplies.
Why choose Mabef art easels
Mabef painting easels and accessories are constructed using solid beech wood—the best choice for an art easel because it is a dense, yet light-weight, wood with a very high degree of consistency and uniformity. Because there are no soft and hard grains in the same piece of beech wood, your easel will not warp or splinter over time. And because beech wood only contains trace amounts of tannin, the wood takes on beautiful, slightly rosé color.
All easel designs have the artist in mind, with emphasis on ease of use during painting. An art easel should be quickly and easily adjusted with a minimal fluid effort, so as to not distract the artist from their creative pursuits or damage the canvas. These painting easels use simple and durable ratchet or crank mechanisms to adjust canvas height—both these mechanisms are very intuitive and easy to use. Larger studio easels feature locking castors and leveling bolts for mobility, but also stability and safety. All hardware, including springs, screws and plates, are placed so as to avoid friction on any moving parts.Properly cared for, your Mabef easel will last a lifetime. Not sure what art easel is right for you? Our art experts will help you find the perfect easel.