The Richeson Weston Half French Easel is a lighter version of the traditional french easel and suitable for plein air painting. You can also fold up its legs and use the easel on a tabletop — helpful when you’re short on floor space.
Company name: Blick
Pochade box name: Richeson Weston Half French Easel
Type: Compact French
Price range $50-$100
Weight: 10lb, 4.54kg
Palette size: 11″ x 16″, 28cm x 41cm
The easel holds canvas up to 34″ high, has a drawer for storing supplies and comes with a hinged wooden palette, which measures 11″ × 16″.
When fully open, the easel measures 73″H × 45″W × 31¾”D. When closed, it measures 10¼”W × 22½”L × 3″D. It includes an attached carry strap for carrying around.
The easel is made of beechwood.
How to set it up
Setup involves extending the legs and tightening a series of thumbscrews.
Reviews of Richeson Weston Half French Easel
This easel will hold canvas steady up to 34″ , 86cm high and so is suitable for larger work. However the supplied palette size is very small. This means the easel rates very low on the palette area to weight efficiency ratio. You can use a custom larger palette and clamp it to the easel… Read more “Heavy but sturdy”
I grew to hate this plein air easel. It is so poorly made that various parts had to be replaced and some of the metal pieces are not available and were cheeply made to begin with. I don’t use it and have replaced it with another type of easel.
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