What is the Best Oil Painting Easel?

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Oil Painting Easels


When I first got started painting, I didn't know which easel I wanted and there are many to choose from. So. I'm going to provide you four questions to ask yourself.  Your answers will guide you to pick the right one for you!


  1. Do you plan to sit or stand?
  2. How much space do you have?
  3. Do you plan to paint inside or outside?
  4. How much are you willing to spend?


4 Key Questions to Ask BEFORE you purchase an easel.


Below is a handy-dandy infographic I created that provides helpful information about what easels I recommend and why.  You pick what is best for you!  Included in the handy-dandy graphic is a link to my affiliate Blick Art Materials where I actually purchased these easels.  



Please note: I am an affiliate with Amazon and Blick Art materials which means I may receive commissions when you click my links and make purchases. However, this does not impact my reviews and comparisons. I only advocate products I believe in.


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  • the difference between quality paint and cheap paint in how they perform.
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