Saturday, January 26, 2008

Panel Holder



Somehow I managed to delete the photo I took of today's painting (a landscape actually), so I decided to show a picture of my nifty panel holder instead, and post 2 tomorrow. My genious husband invented this for me so I could paint all the way off the edges of my panels without constrictions. The wood is masonite (with a white coating on one side here, but this is not important). He cut the shapes you see here and glued down two pieces. The third piece is moveable and uses friction to hold the panel in place. This is a 6"x6" panel, so you can get an idea of the dimensions. I love it but it really only works for these small panels. Any larger and they tend to pop right out.

7 comments:

T_Rex said...

Thank you for sharing this little secret, dear. Your husband really is a genius ! I had been trying to design my own easel holder for weeks and this clever little trick never occurred to me ! Thanks! Now I know how to do it. I'll stay tuned for more... (Can you recommend a good quality brush ?)

Tara Wheeler said...

You are a very lucky woman to have a hubby who comes up with all these lovely tools to help you.

Mine does cook while I'm painting, so I'm not complaining. :)

Frank Gardner said...

GENIUS! I have a square with a rest that I use for small panels on a french easel, but the panel can move.
The open Box M system is good, and you can nip off a piece of the metal panel holders so it does not really get in the way.
But this is really genius low tech stuff. Give him a pat on the back.

Kellie Hill said...

What a perfect idea! I love it! I wonder if you could use it on larger pieces if the glued down piece on the bottom was two-part, with a lip to hold the moveable part in... actually, I bet I could use a piece of flashing for that, and make everything else just how it looks here. Round of applause for hubby!

JMahorney said...

Wow. You are really lucky to have Bob the builder making all this great stuff for you. I wish I could do it. Heck I've been just duck taping my panels to my box for over a year now. :P

Sean Meuser said...

There's no bid link for this very modern composition.
; )

Michael Dooney said...

I love this, what a perfect solution for small paintings. Up until now I usually just put double sided tape on the back of the small piece I'm painting on, but I really like this method. I'm making one today!