Perfect for outdoors, workshops and classes. So easy, so convenient... just set up and paint!
The En Plein Air Pro Professional Series Oil & Acrylic Package, with our new Pro Series Panel Holder is designed for painters who paint larger that 16”x 12” with 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. It mounts on the SLIK U8000 Tripod with a quick release plate (included). We paired the panel holder with this medium duty tripod for its wide stance with increased stability.
The Professional Series Oil and Acrylic Palette with cover comes with a 1/8” layer of abrasion resistant working surface. Or, if you prefer, upgrade to a 1/8” layer tempered glass working surface. The working surfaces resist scratching and clean up with a supplied squeegee and paper towel moistened with turps. Underneath is a neutral gray background with value scale. Max height to top of palette from the ground is 35″. The maximum height from the ground to the top of the panel holder or canvas is approximately 72”. The palette cover doubles a palette “shade” (important when comparing color values outside.) The cover is held vertically by a retractable bungee cord.
The palette has two slide-out shelves with 7 brush holders of different sizes on each shelf. Made of rugged ABS plastic, the shelves are the perfect place to lay your palette knife or your ‘thumbnail sketch’, or cups for painting mediums, oil, etc. One shelf has a 3” hole for our PETG turps jar. Included is a “clothespin” spring clamp to be placed on the tripod leg - opposite of the sliding shelf.
The Professional Series Oil & Acrylic Package Includes: Oil & Acrylic Palette with Cover and Two Sliding Shelves 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: 11bs./5kg. - Abrasion Resistant Surface Total Package Weight: 12.3lbs./5.6kg. – Tempered Glass Surface
Oil & Acrylic Palette with Cover and Two Slide Out Shelves
Dimensions – 9” x 18.5”
166 square inches of mixing area
Abrasion Resistant Option working surface is a 1/8” layer of clear acrylic or the
Tempered Glass Option working surface is a 1/8” thick layer of TG
Underneath both the Abrasion Resistsant and Tempered Glass surfaces 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: Palette height may differ slightly with tripods other than the Slik U8000 included
Palette frame is constructed of ABS Plastic
Each Palette Slide-out Shelf has 7 holes for brushes and is made of tough PVC
NOTE: Shelf with turps jar hole can be switched to either side of the palette.
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 Cordura Convertible Backpack
High Strength Oxford Canvas Fabric – ultra tough & durable
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 PROFESSIONAL SERIES 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
Pull out both sliding shelves approximately 6”.
Lift the cover from the palette and position it at the back of the palette against the center column of the tripod. Unhook the bungee cord from the slot on the right inside the cover. Wrap the cord over the left side of the lid and around the back of the tripod center column and reinsert the hook back into the slot on the top of the lid.
Attach the spring clamp to the tripod leg above the palette. Make sure the clamp is on the leg - opposite side of the shelf containing the turps jar.
Open the turps jar lid and position the jar in the 3” hole (Note: Shelf with turps jar hole can be switched to either side of the palette.)
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.