The Yarka Russian Easel is an alternative design to a French Easel and is like a Pochade Box with its own integrated legs.
Company name: Podolsk-Art
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Pochade box name: Yarka Russian Easel
Type: Russian Easel
Price range: $100-$150
Weight: 7lb, 3.1kg
Palette size: 11″x 16″, 28cm x 40cm
It has a wooden palette and another piece of wood inside the lid. It has a much better system than a French Easel system for holding your palette since the palette sits on top of the larger tray, or you can remove the compartments and put the palette actually inside the box.
How to set it up
The canvas sits on the hinges just above the palette for large works, or on the two metal pieces that swivel out from inside the lid for smaller work or to raise the work higher. There are two metal rods that clamp the top of the panels to secure it in place. These rods also hold the lid shut when closing the box. It is a very simple but functional design.
To compare with other pochade boxes, see my Guide to Pochade Boxes.
Reviews of Yarka Russian Easel
The Yarka is a good basic easel and I have used it in the past. It is lighter than a French Easel, but offers more palette space. It is a little short for me though and you need extra fittings to make it work with small panels. The legs can be a bit awkward too… Read more “Basic”
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