This entry was originally posted on Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Painting at an easel seems to be a scary prospect to most beginning watercolorists but I highly recommend it.

It allows you to get in close then quickly back away to see if the painting is working as a whole.

It keeps you from getting hyper focused on one area and forgetting about the rest of the painting.

Painting upright also feels freeing when you want to do big broad strokes.

It is easier to dance around the painting as you quickly put in color.

Just a little tip about standing though.

If you have a hard time standing for long periods of time, get yourself one of those plush stool like chairs that you can adjust the height with.

Mine has wheels so I can wheel it around my studio when I grow weary or I ran too far that morning.

Plus it spins in circles.

Leslie Lambert

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