Can you paint without an easel?
Some artists prefer painting flat instead of using an easel. You can simply rest your painting on the surface of a table, your lap, or any other flat surface as you paint. You can prop the top edge (the edge furthest away from you) upon a wooden board or another object to help you achieve better perspective.
Is an easel necessary?
Like many other essential materials for a good piece of art, an easel too is an undeniably important part of any artist’s gear. It is of course stress upon especially given the fact that it has been around for centuries, and that too hardly changed.
How tall should an easel be?
There’s no “right height” – just whatever fits you and your posture the best! TILT ARM – Angle the canvas arm so that the easel sits in the position that will be most comfortable for you while you paint. The easel could sit anywhere from a 90 to a 45 degree angle, it’s up to you!
Do I need an easel?
Easel’s are not for everyone but they do have several advantages, especially for drawing. Easels are great for working larger because you have space to move your arm, shoulder and hands much more freely. The major advantage with an easel is how you don’t have to keep looking up from your work when you are observing.