This is a gorgeous looking easel , I use mine for drawing only, I didn't want to mess it up with oil paint. Purchased a different easel for oil painting . I highly recommend this one.
Unfortunately when I moved I lost my dedicated studio space. This easel has to be wheeled out to my lanai when not using it. The main bar that holds canvases is so tall - I have cathedral ceilings, but with an 8 ft ceiling height this would be an issue - a little disappointed. I would have preferred not to have to unscrew 3 things to make changes to accommodate various canvases. It was between this one and the Stanrite 700 easel so I could paint on larger canvases. Too late now - not mailing back - this easel is very heavy and it is easier to put together with 2 people, too. I am hoping I like it as I use it- will update it.
very nice. The color is very nice and sturdy