New Strada Micro Easel Arrived

New Strada Micro Easel Arrived

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It’s hot and humid in central Kentucky right now. Of course it is…’s summer! There have been some really great days in the low 80s though and I ventured out to paint on location a few times.  ‘Daisy Wheel’ was right out my front door so I didn’t have to travel far to paint it.  Tim bought this antique rake for me years ago. It decorated the front of our gardenshop for a long time before it was moved up the hill to our front yard. It reminds me of growing up on the farm.












Sat my trusty old Open M pochade box easel up on our front porch. Almost burned my toes while painting due to the bright sunlight streaming in under the porch roof.


Right now the summer sun angle is right for long shadows and the rudbeckia daisies in full bloom. Perfect!

‘Daisy Wheel’ oil 9×12 on linen canvas board










That brings me back to the subject of this post. The pochade easel I was using for ‘Daisy Wheel’ is quiet heavy when you add the wooden box that it fits inside of. It’s been rolled over several states and even to Spain, nestled inside a large wheeled backpack. I’ve been thinking about one that was lighter and easier to carry….. plus, getting new art equipment and supplies is so exciting! I decided to try my hand at making another video to show off my latest tool that just arrived: a new tiny pochade easel for plein air painting. Check it out!


4 Responses

  1. Hi Theresa, love your enthusiasm! I have a Strada Mini. The micro came out just after I had purchased mine I think but I love it! Wouldnt want any other. Love your painting too.
    Enjoy your outings with you micro.
    Best from Lorna Allan in NZ

    • Lorna, thanks for taking the time to write a comment. Much to my dismay, I haven’t be able to get paint on my Strada Micro yet! Been busy in the studio with commissions and sold our home last month……moving after 26 years was a major ordeal. But now I’m getting back on track and looking forward to getting out for some plein air painting.

  2. Hi Ferrell,Thanks for letting me know that my painting sparked memories for you.

  3. Ferrell Adkins

    I am not sure about the easel (because I can break anything) but I like the painting !…..I have a photo of my Dad’s old hay rake that I took many years ago. The rake is gone but the picture remains.

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