"Whether you are exploring the back country of America or the back roads of Europe, this lightweight 'Oil and Acrylic Easel System' will meet the needs of the most adventurous painter." - Eric Michaels, NWS, OPA & PSA
The En Plein Air Pro Advanced Series Oil & Acrylic Package, with our new Pro Series Panel Holder, handles canvas panels or stretched canvas up to 22” tall or down to 6” x 8” (the most popular range for outdoor painting). The panel holder is a structural aluminum channel with ABS brackets. Max height to center of panel or canvas is 58″. Our vertical mounting design eliminates the “top heavy rocking” that can occur in other tripod/pochade box set-ups.
The Advanced Series Oil and Acrylic Palette is lightweight, functional, and truly unique. Our Palette Frame features a 6-hole brush holder. At 15.25” x 9.5”, this palette offers over 144 sq. in. of mixing area. The working surface is a clear 1/8″ abrasion resistant layer which resists scratching and cleans up with a supplied squeegee and paper towel moistened with turps. Underneath is a neutral gray background with value scale. The thoughtful design incorporates a grey PVC slide on cover that allows transport of wet paint to and from the field. On location, flip the cover over and slide underneath, and you have an extra shelf with a 3″ hole for the PETG plastic lock-tight turps jar. The maximum height from the ground to top of palette is 35″.
The Slide-out Side Shelf is our newest innovation. Made of 6mm grey PVC, this shelf is the perfect place to lay your palette knife or your ‘thumbnail sketch’, or cups for painting mediums, oil, etc. The Shelf will fit on either side of palette and has extra holes for brushes. Included is a “clothespin” clamp to be placed on the tripod leg-opposite of the sliding shelf.
The Advanced Series Oil & Package Includes: Oil & Acrylic Palette with Cover and Sliding Shelf Pro Series Panel Holder 7oz. Turps Jar Slik U8000 Tripod Squeegee 4” Spring Clamp 60L Heavy Duty En Plein Air Pro Embroidered Cordura Convertible Backpack with Hideaway Shoulder Straps
Total Package Weight: 10.7lbs./4.86kg
Oil & Acrylic Palette with Cover and Slide Out Shelf
Dimensions – 15.25” x 9.5”
144 square inches of mixing area
Working surface is a 1/8” layer of clear abrasion resistant acrylic
Underneath the acrylic surface is a built-in value scale
No clamps or brackets – simply slips on our Slik U8000 Tripod or any tripod with a leg diameter of 7/8” - 1 1/8”
7 oz. Lock-tight Turps Jar with butyl rubber gasket – made of PETG Plastic (not glass) included in the package
NOTE: We recommend emptying the Turps Jar every 4 days. If left any longer, over time it might swell the gasket and cause leakage.
Hole Diameter for Turps Jar – 3”
Palette height from the ground is 35” when tripod is fully extended
NOTE: Palettte height may differ slightly with tripods other than the Slik U8000 included
Palette frame is constructed of ABS Plastic
Palette Slide-out Shelf has 6 holes for brushes and is made of tough PVC and can be positioned on either side of the palette
Palette Cover is made of ABS Plastic
Fits in Heavy Duty 60L Backpack
Weight – 2.8lbs./1.27kg.
Structural aluminum channel with 2 ABS brackets
Panel Holder Dimensions - 24" tall x 1 1/2" wide
ABS Bracket - 8" long x 1" wide
Equipped with a 1/4”, 20 thread mount
Stable Work Surface - eliminates “top heavy rocking”
Holds panels or stretched canvas up to 22” vertically
Holds small 6x8 panels as well
Vertical mounting design eliminates the “top heavy rocking” that can occur in other tripod/pochade box set-ups
Attaches easily to tripod with a quick release plate
Doubles as a single wet painting carrier when finished
Height from the ground to the top of panel holder or canvas is 72”
Fits in Heavy Duty 60L Backpack
Weight – 1.3lbs./.60kg.
Slik U8000 Tripod
Head Type – Pan & Tilt Head with one hand operation
Camera Mounting Screw – 1/4” - 20 male
Quick Release Plate included
Load Capacity – 4.5lb/2kg
Maximum Working Height – 59”/149.9 cm
Minimum Working Height – 22”/55.9 cm
Folded Length – 23.2”/58.9 cm
Materials – Aluminum Alloy
Leg Lock Type – Flip Lock
Independent Leg Spread – No
Leg Sections – 3 telescoping legs including rubber feet are easily adjustable for standing or sitting while painting
Center Column Sections – 1
Center Column Extension Type – Geared
Fits in Heavy Duty 60L Backpack
60L Heavy Duty Convertible Backpack
High Strength Oxford Canvas Fabric – ultra tough & durable with En Plein Air Pro Embroidered Logo
Side zipper gives easy access to large main compartment
Two front zippered pockets for paints, brush roll, sketchbook, etc.
Zippered back panel hides backpack straps & waist belt
Padded shoulder straps and waist belt convert bag into backpack
Three heavy duty handles (top, bottom, side) allows backpack to be carried like a suitcase
Exterior loops to clip on extra gear like water bottle, umbrella bag, etc.
Dimensions 26” x 12.20” x 10.63”
Capacity - 60L
Weight – 3.3lbs./1.5kg
HOLDS ALL ADVANCED OIL & ACRYLIC PACKAGE ITEMS
Unpack your gear.
Start with the tripod
Using the fliplocks extend the legs of the tripod to your desired height
Once extended lock the legs into place with the fliplocks
Crank the center column up to the desired height. Turn the center locking collar to a snug position to hold the column in place
Next, take the Panel Holder and look for the quick release plate that is already screwed onto the aluminum channel (don't unscrew or remove this plate)
Then, look at the top of the tripod and locate the pan head that this plate fits into
Pull down the grey lever on the left side of this pan head and insert the quick release plate
Push the lever back up into place to secure the easel to the tripod
Next, take the palette and slip it onto the legs of the tripod
Lift the tab at the back of the palette cover and slide it off, then flip the cover over and slide it back underneath the palette
Pull out the sliding shelf approximately 6” (you can position the shelf on either side of the palette). Attach the spring clamp to the tripod leg above the palette. Make sure the clamp is on the leg - opposite side of the shelf
Open the turps jar lid and position the jar in the 3” hole
Adjust the panel holder brackets 90 degrees by loosening the star knobs. Adjust the height of the brackets to fit your panel. Place your panel in the brackets and tighten the star knobs to ensure a snug fit.