Studio & Plein Air Equipment

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Umbrellas for Painting Outdoors
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Umbrellas for Painting Outdoors 

ArtEscape offers three types of umbrellas and two extension shafts. These new umbrella systems are lighter weight than anything else on the market by 30%. The extension pole accommodates three different types of umbrellas. The new clamp mechanism is compact, light weight, strong and secures the umbrella at  any angle with just one clamping knob. Which umbrella is best depends on personal preference and painting conditions. The elbowed shaft version can accept all three umbrella types. The most versatile approach is to have multiple umbrellas to adapt to specific conditions.

Elbowed Shaft Umbrella
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Elbowed Extension with 43" White Umbrella

The white umbrella provides a moderate attenuation of the sunlight by 4X. This reduces glare and provides more light than the black umbrellas for easier discrimination of colors on the palette and painting.  The elbowed extension is especially desireable in early morning and late afternoon when the sun is close to the horizon. The elbow allows interception of the suns rays by the umbrella without requiring the extension tube to be at a large angle where it can interfere with other painters or hikers. The pochade box shown is the model with sliding shelves and brush rack accessory 

 

A video describing the umbrella set-up and operation is at the link below.

 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzvwSGaUwymMS0lnOVNuMm9KME0

Also shown below is a link to a video showing the umbrella operating in 14 mph winds

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1X7Uo-p_sYtZo0gWSh_0Db0ihbEVkygEa

Advantage of Umbrella Elbow
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Advantage of Umbrella Elbow

 

The shelves of pochade boxes prevent umbrella support poles from reaching the desired angle – the straight shaft on the left cannot shade both the mixing area and the panel – the elbow shown on the right angles around the box to provide the needed shade

Portable Easel Lighting System


Portable Easel LED Lighting System

This Compact System has adjustable intensity and color temperature. The universal mount attaches to any studio easel or pochade box. The LED lights provide uniform illumination for canvases and panels up to 16" x 20". It is desireable for late afternoon plein air painting, sunsets and nocturnes or in studios and in poorly lit studios and classrooms. The lighting system weighs less than 1 lb and only weighs 1.2 lbs with the carrying case. It fits in the palm of the hand and stores easily in a plein air backpack or carrying case. It is also  useful for continuing plein air paintings in your hotel when traveling. The included battery weighs less than 0.6 lbs and will power the lights for 4 - 6 hours on a single charge. An optional 10' USB extension cord will allow the lights to be powered without the battery using wall plug power.

The standard clamp fits most easels and pochade boxes. Adaptors cost from $10 - $25 for some pochade boxes such as the STRADA or the Artwork Essentials Classic Series. See Blog part of website for more information on adaptors.

 

A Link to a brochure describing the all  ArtEscape  Lighting Products is below:

 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1cu9MvPUm_MsRz4wPuqJflk1nvTgCFuz7

 

 

 

Some Uses of Standard Lighting System
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 Uses of Compact Lighting System

In addition to painting nocturnes and in studios with poor lighting, the lighting system can augment natural lighting as the sun sets and can provide illumination of the correct intensity and color temperature for continuing a painting started in plein air in the hotel room. Similarly, a painting started in a classroom with natural cool lighting can be continued in the studio with light matching the classroom light in color temperature.

Studio Lighting
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12", 24", 36" and 48" Studio Lighting Systems

These studio systems provide uniform illumination for  canvases or panels as wide as 60".  ArtEscape  lighting systems have adjustable intensity and  color temperature. Adjustments are provided to aim the light in angle and to telescope the light bar towards or away from the easel. This is the ideal lighting system when accurate color rendering is required and for poorly lit studios and classrooms. 

 

 

Size: 24" x 4 x 2.5", Light Bar Weight: 1.2lb, Price: $292.50

Size: 36" x 4 x 2.5", Light Bar Weight: 1.4 lb, Price: $356.25

Size: 48" x 4 x 2.5", Light Bar Weight: 1.6 lb, Price: $382.50

Dual Use Lights for Studio and Plein Air
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Dual Use Lights for Studio and Plein Air

The Dual Use lights are a perfect solution for artists who want an affordable lighting capability that can be used both in the studio and for plein air painting. All ArtEscape lights have variable color temperature. The lights use a common light support structure and dimmer controller. The light bar is chosen for either studio or plein air use. The studio light bars can be 24" or 36" wide and are powered by a power supply connected to a wall plug. The plein air light bar is 10" wide, is powered by a battery, and the lights fit in a small case  weighing less than 1.6 lb. 

 

Below is a link to a video that describes the setup and operation of the Dual Use Lights.

 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1fXrf33cHcgL_J_1YCzEo3KdunTZeWvjA

 

Dual Use Lights on Desltop Easel
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Dual Use Lights on Desktop Easel

The 24" light assembly weighs only 13 ounces. This allows it to be used on smaller desktop easels which would tip over if heavier lights were used. For plein air or for travel the 24" light bar can be replaced with a 10" light bar and the whole lighting systemn weighs less than 1.5 lb and fits in a 7" x 11" x 2.5" case

 

Lighting Price List
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Artescape Lighting Price List -  new producibility improvements have enabled substantial price reductions 

Umbrella Price List
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Umbrella Price List

For Further Information
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For Further Information