Easels and tripods for traveling

List of easels/ palettes for traveling

We just got back from Greece and since I only took a carry-on I opted for a very small and lightweight painting setup. I took part of the Ledereasel with me (and wish I took both parts). It worked very well and I am very satisfied with it.

These easels must be attached to your own tripod. Click on name to view them.

The Ledereasel .Here is a photo.

Guerrilla Box (I use the 5” x 7” )

Open Box M. (My 12”. x 16” is too large for a carryon- go smaller if this is your choice).

Tripod only 16.5 inches suitable for carry-on suitcase and small easel set up only. You will need to be weighted down on the back leg to insure it doesn’t tip over while painting. You can see it on the photo of the Guerilla Box photo from above. Click here.

I’ve also attempted to make my own versions. Here are two photos of glueing a quick release to a piece of masonite and a Jack Richeson table top easel (with table top part removed) . (I ended up taking the masonite with me only it was a bit short, I wished I had taken the top of the Ledereasel with me so that it would have been at the necessary height for me to work most comfortably. The canvas should be eye level, you shouldn’t have to bend over to paint. ) See bottom two images.

I do use other set ups at home that are a bit larger.


Leder Easel

Leder Easel


Gorilla Box 5” x 7” with Lightweight Tripod 16 1/2 inches. (unfolds up to 50”.

Gorilla Box 5” x 7” with Lightweight Tripod 16 1/2 inches. (unfolds up to 50”.

Open Box M

Open Box M

Quick release glued to masonite and a screw attached to a portable Jack Richeson table easel for the quick release to screw into.

Quick release glued to masonite and a screw attached to a portable Jack Richeson table easel for the quick release to screw into.

This palette tray I made. I did order the Ledereasel palette to try out  and do love it. It is smaller than my homemade version which makes it better for traveling.

This palette tray I made. I did order the Ledereasel palette to try out and do love it. It is smaller than my homemade version which makes it better for traveling.