I recently purchased the Opus - Big Sky Multi-Angle Easel at Opus Framing and Art Supplies in Victoria BC. Web page for the easel: http://tinyurl.com/4x9s3tm
I like the idea that this easel can rotate to a horizontal position - this will be great for painting with washes, fluid acrylics, pours and other mixed-media processes that include a lot of water. Essentially another table top.
What Opus says about this easel:
Expand your horizons with the Big Sky Multi Angle Easel. It has a solid H-Frame design and a 4-point base giving you the stability and support to work on tall and wide canvas. Being made out of beech wood and having locking caster wheels make it not only sturdy but lightweight and easy to move. It features a large storage tray underneath to hold paints, brushes, mediums and other materials.
What makes the Big Sky Multi-Angle Easel diverse is its tilt-abled canvas holder that allows you to paint vertically or horizontally. This makes the Big Sky useful for multi-media work, priming canvas or painting watercolours. Simply tighten the screws at the rear to lock the canvas in place.
Need some more space in your studio? Once set in it’s horizontal position simply place a flat surface on top to make it into a table.
Click here for assembly instructions PDF.
Max canvas height: 84″
Max easel height: 88″
Base width/depth: 26″/31″
Weight: 50 lbs
Want to see the Big Sky in action? Click on this link to view on YouTube: http://youtu.be/JTnlUmi_zNs