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
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
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
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)
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.
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Bristol Aluminium Sketching Easel Reviews
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”
Very flimsy and fiddly to set up. I found bits broke or fell off quickly and poor after-sales from Winsor Newton meant I had to replace the easel with something better very soon.
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