A job last summer that turned out to take longer than planned.
A client wanted to acquire an antique easel to display a new oil painting.
He wanted my help, either to find a real one, or to ~antique~ an new one.
I found several easels on Craigslist and emailed some images to him, either too massive or not massive enough.
He found one called an Appleton Academy by Richeson art, shipped to my studio,
and after a 3-day turnaround was shipped on to his home in Santa Fe.
It was such a sturdy piece, I was very impressed with the quality of the wood and manufacture.. what took me a long time was I had to assemble it to properly distress it, then dissemble, and figure out how to repack it!
It came in many, many pieces, and most of the labels did not correspond with the instructions, and i needed to remove the little stickers anyway.
I used oils, because it had some kind of finish, probably urethane? and I was worried about acrylics not curing in time, or not adhering.
Finished with painting in place. The painting of a Chinese child was painted by Dai Shu Bin, a Tibetan artist, who has since passed away.