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Friday, August 21, 2009

My New Easel

Ever since I started painting, I've been using a table. For the past year I have wanted to get a floor easle and the other day I went on craigslist and found this beauty for an awesome price. Yesturday I went and got it and I already did my first painting on it.

The easel is a beautiful cherry wood and has two drawers. Good for both small and large paintings.

Yes, I use old clean holey socks for my painting rags. Don't tell my husband, but I am never sad when he gets a hole in his socks. : )

Here is the first painting I did on my easel. It is entitled Purple Petals, and is done as a gift for my foster daughter as a house warming gift. She will be moving into an apartment with a couple of friends and is very excited about it. She has been living with us for two years, and has now graduated from Highschool, will be starting college and ready to start the next chapter of her life.
For the last two years I have been using part of my living room as my studio to paint, and even though I am sad to see her go, I am very happy for her and I will be getting my studio back. She promises to visit. I certainly will have no problem turning my studio back into her room if she changes her mind and wants to come back home.


Sadia Hussain said...

What a beautiful gift! your daughter could not get something more precious!
The easel looks great! Happy painting and take care.

Jan said...

Oh, that's a gift anyone would cherish! Your foster daughter will be delighted, I'm sure!

Congratulations on the easel too - it looks like a beautiful piece of furniture.

Anonymous said...

That's a nice easel you found. I'll bet you are enjoying painting in an upright position now!
As always your paintings are stunning.

Fox On The Run Meanderings... said...

Just beautiful!