Easels and tripods for traveling

List of easels/ palettes for traveling

We are off to Greece soon and since I am only taking a carry-on I am opting for a very small and lightweight painting setup.

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 will report back on how well they worked for me. I will be ordering the Ledereasel palette try. I have something similar that I had made out of plywood however, it it slightly too large for my carryon. The pastel box does clip nicely on it as well as the disposable palette paper. I drilled different size paintbrush holder holes in mine. See bottom two images.


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 will be ordering the Ledereasel palette to try out since it is smaller than mine. Mine has holes for paintbrushes drilled into it.

This palette tray I made. I will be ordering the Ledereasel palette to try out since it is smaller than mine. Mine has holes for paintbrushes drilled into it.