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Bristol Aluminium Sketching Easel

Winsor & Newton Bristol Easel

The Winsor & Newton Easel known as the Bristol Aluminium Sketching Easel is a lightweight aluminum easel to which you can add a palette support.

Company name: Winsor & Newton

Website: www.winsornewton.com

Pochade box name: Bristol Aluminium Sketching Easel

Type: Aluminum Easel

Price range:  $50-$100

Weight:  2.09lb 0.95kg

Palette size: 16″x 24″, 40cm x 60cm

Construction: Aluminium

Average Rating: 4 stars (based on 1 rating)

Description

Tripod

It has one touch control for quick telescopic leg adjustment and comes with a hard shell carrying case with handle and shoulder strap. The easel also has a useful utility hook on the painting tray.

  • Maximum extended height: 177cm
  • Width: 135cm
  • Weight: 0.95 kg
  • Maximum canvas height: 137cm
Winsor & Newton Bristol Aluminium Sketching Easel
Winsor & Newton Bristol Aluminium Sketching Easel

Palette

For a palette you can use the easel butler support system plus a home made palette (for designs see: Materials & Equipment Course Unit 9 – Plein Air Easels & Palettes Oil)

Construction

Aluminum construction.

How to set it up

Simple tripod setup, but you have to find a way to attach your own palette system. This can be combined with the easel butler, or with a custom-built palette.

Compare Winsor & Newton Easel

To compare with other pochade boxes, see my Guide to Pochade Boxes.

Bristol Aluminium Sketching Easel Reviews

A viable very inexpensive system: good if you are on a budget

If you combine this with an Easel Butler and build your own palette system, this is an extremely inexpensive system. But it still has one of the highest palette area to weight efficiency ratios. The only problem is that the easel is not all that robust, and that it suffers from the problem common to… Read more “A viable very inexpensive system: good if you are on a budget”

Barry John Raybould
Winsor Newton

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