In all my years of painting I have never had a tabletop easel. I would have to hold my watercolor paper pad in my left hand and paint with my right.. it was not a good way to work. Last week when Gracie and I did our watercolor paintings of Haystack Rock I was impressed with her tabletop easel. So, I checked my art supplies website I use, Dick Blick, and found a nice travel easel with a drawer for paints and brushes. They just arrived and I'm so impressed with the quality of this! Made of Beechwood and brass screws and closures.
It folds up and comes with a canvas bag and shoulder strap.
I also had to borrow a watercolor pencil from Gracie to do my initial sketch before I began painting, so I ordered a set of watercolor pencils, too. They are so neat, you can actually sketch your whole painting and then take a wet brush and it turns into a watercolor! :-)
The pull-out drawer is tin-lined and the separators are adjustable.
I'm all set now to paint more beautiful Oregon scenic pictures!
I was pleased/amazed that the box of pencils and my paint box fit in the drawer perfectly. Now I'll always know where my supplies are!
OK.. off I go.. on another adventure.. will tell you more about it soon. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)