The Champlain Aluminum Watercolor Easel is a lightweight artist's easel that is perfect for watercolor painting and mixed-media. The mast can be used in a vertical or horizontal position allowing this easel to be used for a variety of applications. The horizontal position ideal for watercolor and fluid acrylic painting. The pivot head locks securely in the horizontal and vertical positions or anywhere in between. The Champlain Easel accommodates up to 37" watercolor paper or canvas in the horizontal position and up to 54" canvases or panels in the vertical position. It can even be configured for use with lightweight display signage up to 69" tall. Works equally well with thin panels or drawing boards up to 1.5" gallery/deep profile canvas. Handy features include secure leg locks, pivoting rubber feet, a 17.5" canvas tray with swing-out brush holder/water basin hook, and two sets of tray support brackets. Easy to assemble and take apart and it weighs only 4.5 pounds for portability. The compact design folds to 27" length for easy transport in the inluded convenient carry bag with shoulder strap.