Easel refers to a portable stand or frame commonly of wood serving required to hold a canvas upright for the painter’s convenience or for the sake of displaying something. Easel Picture or an Easel Piece is essentially a painting of reasonable size as distinguished from a painting on a wall or ceiling. An easel can be of full height which can stand by itself on the floor. Shorter Easels are also in vogue which can be used on a table. Easels are usually made of wood, aluminum or steel.
French Sketch Box Easel. This easel was designed to allow painters on the go to be prepared. Made handsome, quality elm wood with long-lasting hardware, it folds to a compact size and doubles as a carrier for a wet canvas.